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  1. #1

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    Apr 25, 2010
    Reclaim space from failed jam pack installation
    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to Macs and was trying to install a Jam Pack just now, but halfway through the first disc I realized it probably wasn't what I was looking for (thought it was a violin tutorial). I didn't cancel the installation, but at the end, it mentioned something about some kind of error (forgot to screenshot ).

    Anyways, I can only assume it was a botched install of some sort, I don't see anything new on garageband. That being said, i just want to make sure that it's off my system, as the installer said it would take up 5GB of space.

    How would I check if it's taking up space on the hdd? Not too familiar with the Mac filesystem yet.

    Thanks a lot in advance!


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    The first idea that comes to mind is to re-install the Jam Pack, then delete it from garage band to get the space back. As the re-install will over write the partially install mess you did before.

    And for it taking up space on your hard drive I'd look at this Application.
    Disk Inventory X
    It just is a visual representation of the stuff on your Hard Drive. And you can see what stuff is clogging it up.

    Deleting the partially installed jampack - well I found this link:
    That might be of use to you.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 25, 2010

    Thanks for the link to the post, sorry didn't manage to find it before.

    Perhaps I'll try reinstalling the jam pack again and see if I can remove it after. Just worried that if 1 disc takes up 5GB, then the 2nd disc might take up another 5GB that I don't know how to remove, haha.

    Will try and post feedback.


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