Mac Forums

Mac Forums (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/)
-   OS X - Operating System (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/)
-   -   system folder/library folder (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/67010-system-folder-library-folder.html)

recycledair815 06-25-2007 07:05 PM

system folder/library folder
 
OK...i've been cleaning out my macbook, and i just realized that (in finder, in the hard drive) i have the library folder, then i have the system folder WITH another library folder in it that takes up 1.43 gb (!). is that second "library" folder delete-able? or should i keep it? i wasnt sure if both library folders are the same or not.

RiDE 06-25-2007 11:00 PM

KEEP IT!!!! They are different folders.... One for the user accont one for the system.

recycledair815 06-26-2007 12:45 AM

thanks! will do.

Brown Study 06-26-2007 01:11 AM

There are three library folders: your own user's library, the drive's library and the system's library, and there's a pathway convention signifying which is which, for two of them, anyway.

If the pathway starts with a tilde, it signifies the user's library:

~/Library/Fonts/Egregious Super Condensed Extra Light.

The drive's library would be:

/Library/Fonts/Egregious Super Condensed Extra Light.

The system library generally is off-limits.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.