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    Sounds like a good plan, Rod.

    Do let us know how it turns out.

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    We completed the restore from TM. Now 196Gb free. What is a little odd is that my wife now has a heap of old unread emails in Mail dating back to 2010. Emails she has never seen. I believe there may have been another user account in my wife's name that for some reason she stopped using. She created another admin account using a variation of her original username and although deleted it's been hanging around it the background ever since.
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    Women,huh!

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    Hmm. Well this method although time consuming is obviously the "easy" way to solve the problem she had compared to digging with Daisy Disk to delete selected free or purgeable space which I think may have taken just as long in the end and a lot more thinking on my part.
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    Good to hear you have resolved the issue.

    I have been watching with interest and, thanks to testing some of the suggestions, I found that every time I updated my iPhone using iTunes it stored a copy of that update on my mac and I had 63GB of old updates!!
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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    I found that every time I updated my iPhone using iTunes it stored a copy of that update on my mac and I had 63GB of old updates!!

    That is one of the reasons why I prefer to use my desktop as a target for my Downloads if there's ever an option to do so, where they are obvious and can be dealt with as necessary.

    But I'm glad you found them all, as that's a lot of wasted drive space.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pine man View Post
    Good to hear you have resolved the issue.

    I have been watching with interest and, thanks to testing some of the suggestions, I found that every time I updated my iPhone using iTunes it stored a copy of that update on my mac and I had 63GB of old updates!!
    I am not in the least doubting what has happened in your case; but as far back as I can remember, after every update (I think) and most certainly after every Upgrade, the "old" iOS was automatically put in trash. Which is one of the reasons that one couldn't downgrade the iOS to a previous version unless you were very quick about it and got the signed-off previous version from the Apple site before Apple withdrew it.

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    after every update (I think) and most certainly after every Upgrade, the "old" iOS was automatically put in trash

    Thinking back, you are correct, that used to be the case for me but for some reason it stopped and, probably the last 30 or so, remained.

    I no longer update via iTunes.
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pine man View Post
    Good to hear you have resolved the issue.

    I have been watching with interest and, thanks to testing some of the suggestions, I found that every time I updated my iPhone using iTunes it stored a copy of that update on my mac and I had 63GB of old updates!!
    The way to avoid that (if possible) is update over the air. I have unlimited data so it's easy for me to do. I realize that some folks have limited data plans and it's better for them to use iTunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The way to avoid that (if possible) is update over the air. I have unlimited data so it's easy for me to do. I realize that some folks have limited data plans and it's better for them to use iTunes.

    Can they not do the same update via Wi-Fi if they have wi-fi Internet access??


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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Can they not do the same update via Wi-Fi if they have wi-fi Internet access??


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    I believe some ISPs measure data from the WiFi signal they provide - so much per month. In actuality, there are two limits: One from your carrier, another from your ISP. I have unlimited data from both my carrier and my ISP which is an advantage when downloading large updates. A typical iOS update from Apple can be as much as 4GB.

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    It's ok guys, I do have limited data on my phone but unlimited broadband with my ISP so carry out all my phone updates on WIFI at home now.
    Last edited by pine man; 03-14-2019 at 03:49 AM.
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    I believe some ISPs measure data from the WiFi signal they provide - so much per month. In actuality, there are two limits: One from your carrier, another from your ISP.

    I was thinking more of just using one's local wireless LAN, say the one in one's house that's using the ISP's wired connection and then the routers wireless connection.

    I didn't think there was any such Wi-Fi/Bandwidth limitation using such a method.


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    Yes, Patrick, there are limitations from some ISP providers. Particularly in more rural areas where the ISP may well be a telephone company instead of a cable-TV or media company.
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    Yes, Patrick, there are limitations from some ISP providers.

    Of course. My brain was busy farting and not thinking. The total data amount has got to go through the pipe or the air regardless which route it uses.


    Thanks for the reality check,

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