Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hard Drive Cleanup

Apple Computer has almost half a gigabyte of files in the "Installer Cache" of my computer (under All Users\Application Data). They look like leftovers from every installation and update of iTunes, Quicktime, and now Safari that I've done on this computer. Anyone know if it is safe to delete these?


Anonymous said...

Are you using a PC or a Mac?

If you're using a PC, I don't really know for sure.

If you're using a Mac, are you talking about the "Downloads" folder? If so, yes you can delete those dmg's after the update has been made with no bad voodoo. I'd guess that the same would be true for Windows - but don't get me lying.


threegirldad said...

It's almost entirely dusty installation code from previous updates. Blast away. The only likely side effect is that iTunes will re-run a portion of the installation process the next time you open it.

I've done this many times without incident.