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Monolingual: Is this normal?


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I used this and it cleared over 4 gigs. From what I read, it should have been only around a few hundred megs. Is this normal or did I have some whack problem? I've always been missing space I could never find.

Between it and deleting my printer drivers I made almost 7 gigs. Pretty sweet, but OMG, it all shouldn't have been taking up that much room, should it?
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The only way to really find out is to run your applications and see if you encounter any problems. The first time I ever used Monolingual, I got confused about which "version" of English I was running and screwed things up pretty good. Luckily I had not asked it to strip stuff from any third-party app, so all I had to do was reinstall the system and I was back in the saddle.

It's gotten better since then, but I still use it with great caution and full backups.

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I recovered about 5Gb's of hard drive space using monolingual and another printer driver remover program the first time I had gotten my MBP in late '07. I used monolingual again about 3 months ago and deleted another 500mb off of my HD so I'm Happy like this--->

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Hope you have a current back up in case things go 'Pear Shaped'
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Monolingual can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you have Office, you can expect to reinstall it (I know this from personal experience). I would make a backup of your data just in case as Collin Bl suggested.

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