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    Previous System Folder
    Hey guys,

    I have a "Previous Systems" folder on my mac weighing around 18gb.
    I recently upgraded from 10.5 > 10.6 > 10.8.
    Can i just get rid of this folder now?

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    That folder was used by the Archive and install procedure (last seen with Snow Leopard I think).

    If your happy your system has everything you need and your data is safely backed up then yes, delete away.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshJ View Post
    I have a "Previous Systems" folder on my mac weighing around 18gb.
    I like that description.

    But yeah, if there's nothing in that folder that you need (that you don't have saved elsewhere) then toss it. In any case, doing so will not harm your computer.

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    thanks a lot guys!

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