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    Hello,

    I'm new with a MBP & Mavericks.
    The system is in a full USB key (8 GB) and I would . light the OS X
    Drive Genius propose to remove 690 MB. The biggest files are fonts; so, what are the necessary? DG presents me a long list: Hannotate, Kali, Hanzipen... In the folder there are 217!
    And in the "cache" there are 606 files, can I delete everything?

    Thank you

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    By "light the OS X," are you referring to deleting things from the installer? If so, I'd highly recommend against that. In all honesty, it's easier to just get a second thumb drive.
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    I believe that the OP is rather unclear as to what the situation is or what he/she expects to achieve.

    To the OP ..... are you saying that your hard disk is full or that the thumb drive is full, and if yes, what makes to say you want to delete those folders and not others.
    I am only trying to paint a picture for myself, because I don't understand your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    I believe that the OP is rather unclear as to what the situation is or what he/she expects to achieve.

    To the OP ..... are you saying that your hard disk is full or that the thumb drive is full, and if yes, what makes to say you want to delete those folders and not others.
    I am only trying to paint a picture for myself, because I don't understand your post.
    Thanks
    If I'm the OP (what it means ? Original Postier ?)...
    The boot USB disk is full.
    I talk about fonts & caches because Drive Genius propose to remove 690 MB.
    The biggest files are fonts; so, what are the necessary?
    In the folder there are 217! & Of course the system don't needs all these to run.
    And the "cache" I understand are not necessary...

    I try to make some free espace for some tools on the little USB disk.

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    Are you saying that you are running your MBP from a USB Stick/key/thumbdrive? If so why that and not it's internal drive?

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    Because I wish to have the thumbdrive with tools for repairing & maintenance needs

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    Quote Originally Posted by k66 View Post
    Because I wish to have the thumbdrive with tools for repairing & maintenance needs

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    Instead of using an 8gig USB stick...just use a 16gig or larger.

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    Thanks guys for your ways.
    My goal is to know.
    Maybe somebody can answer my questions ? :
    Which fonts are necessary?
    Can I delete everything in the "cache"?

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    f you go to Applications > Font Book you will see a list of fonts required by the system and applications you have installed. Do not remove any. Cache can be cleared as you see fit but will require more work visiting sites, using passwords etc.
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    Drive Genius (3) & Base.lproj
    Quote Originally Posted by k66 View Post
    I would . light the OS X
    Drive Genius propose to remove 690 MB. The biggest files are fonts
    DO NOT use DG to delete "unused localizations" as it does not distinguish "Base.lproj" as a much needed "language" file. It will break programs all over the place. Guaranteed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k66 View Post
    Because I wish to have the thumbdrive with tools for repairing & maintenance needs.
    I ALWAYS separate a partition drive for repair purposes. Much faster and more convenient.

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    Drive Genius & fonts?
    Quote Originally Posted by k66 View Post
    I talk about fonts & caches because Drive Genius propose to remove 690 MB. The biggest files are fonts
    I do not believe Drive Genius offers to delete ANY of your fonts, BTW. It does offer to delete unused language files (.lproj). DO NOT do it with DG as it will break you in a bad way.

    Use Monolingual instead.

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    DG has broken my computer many-a-time and the only way to fix the problem is to either A) format/reinstall or B) tedious other things...
    I always opt for A and this is a bummer but B seems tedious.

    On the note of Monolingual: I have tried installing it to no avail. I go to the download site and download the current release but inevitably when I mount it and drag to Applications and then try to run it, it says it is damaged and must be moved to the trash... anyone else having this issue? I have tried getting previous releases too... same problem.

    Sorry to hijack thread but I saw Monolingual and figured I'd throw that issue into the mix... presumably anyone else trying to install it will have the same problem as I am. Also, I'm running the latest version of Maverick's, on a mac mini, in mac-town, in macountry.

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    Gatekeeper not the issue... initially when I tried to open it I got the standard gatekeeper, gate but control-clicked that badboy and opened.

    It is saying "Damaged and must be moved to trash" and then my options are "Move to Trash" or "Cancel"... everytime.

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