In the past few weeks, I've made a lot of room on my PowerBook's 60-but-really-55 GB hard drive.
First, I removed old fink stuff from
Next, I added an external hard drive to my home studio, 160GB. I pretty much will do my music and video production in that room, so I can move a lot of files to that drive.
First, I moved all my music files for Logic and GarageBand over there, about 4GB worth.
Then I moved my Apple Loops, over 6GB worth. In the process, I discovered "Apple Loops for GarageBand" were installed in two different locations, in
Then I did similar things with other GB and Logic files. GB instruments take up 2.1 GB; Logic's samples (instruments, drums, and reverbs) take up 4.2GB. I could not find a way to tell Logic and GB to look elsewhere, so I just made symlinks. I also moved the GarageBand Demo Songs, 400MB.
Finally, I put the iDVD themes (also in
Along the way, I also removed things like the iWork and iDVD tutorials, for another half-GB or so.
So we're talking about 20GB saved, off a 55GB drive. Not too shabby. Now time to fill it up again!