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Need to delete system files on MacBook.

By LtBrad ·
Hi everybody,
I wanted to try Big Sur and my MacBook SSD was too short on space, so I installed it on an external SSD and booted from there. Now I want to install Big Sur on the Mac Book. I cleared off all files to another external SDD to free up space - around 40GB. My first attempt at installing on the Mac resulted in an install hang. I restarted and tried to install again, and this time was told I lacked space. The first install attempt had placed a large System file on the Mac before it hung.
I am okay with keeping all my data on the external but would like to not require it hanging on the side as my boot drive. Kinda makes a desktop out of my laptop.

How do I delete this bogus System folder to free up some space so I can proceed with an install?

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Since your stuff is on backups.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Need to delete system fil ...
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by mrmacfixit Moderator In reply to Since your stuff is on ba ...

Format and then install is the way to go

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Need to delete system files on MacBook

by arinamichel911 In reply to Need to delete system fil ...

I suggest you to use software to delete the system files safely

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