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    Can I erase the /Library/ folder? (New User)

    I'm a new mac-user. I was wondering if I could erase the /library/ directory. It's occupying about 9.66Gb on my hard drive (which is 60Gb). I was wondering if the /Library/ director contained only help documents, or important documents/programs that helped OS-X function properly - The term is multifaceted when it comes to computers.

    Thanks to anyone who answers this.

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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Sure, you can delete your Library folder...if you're in the mood to lose everything and consequently completely reinstall OS X.

    You'll want to leave the Library folder alone

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    good thing I asked first
    I deleted a few files for applications I removed - I figured that;s not such a abd thing.

    Thanks again!

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    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    Library folder isn't like the real world library. It has nothing to do with books and text.

    If you want to clear lots of space, download Xslimmer, and slim down your programs. Each program contains language files, PPC information and such. If you remove that, you can free a whole lot of space.

    Btw, you can also manually remove language files from programs. Right click on an app, get info, and then remove the languages that you don't need.

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    NPuter's Avatar
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    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    my general rule...
    If you don't know what a file is... don't delete it...
    and will os x even let you try to delete /library

    "The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."

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