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Old 04-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Can I delete files in \Library\Updates?

In looking to free up space in my 64GB MacBook Air, I notice that there is over 3GB of files in \Library\Updates. They seem to be copies of previously installed updates. Can I safely delete these files to free up space?
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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You can do anything you like, as long as you have a full backup that you can restore from - or a Time Machine backup would also be OK.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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Yes - Files in /Library/Updates (not \Library\Updates ) can be deleted after you have run Software Update. Do NOT delete the files in /Library/Receipts or Software Updatte will want to do it all again.
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