The other day I was checking the available storage on my 2015 13” MacBook Pro which only has 128 GB of flash storage. While doing so, I noticed something strange. In the Storage tab of About This Mac GarageBand was using 2 GB of storage. I found that odd since I don’t have GarageBand installed on this Mac.
With only 128 GB of flash storage, I wanted to reclaim the space. This TekRevue article by Jim Tanous, Delete GarageBand to Save Gigabytes of Mac Storage, helped me find some hidden GarageBand folders. After I removed them, High Sierra doesn’t show anymore GarageBand content in About This Mac.
These are the folders that I deleted.
- HD/Library/Application Support/GarageBand (995MB)
- Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Logic (880MB)
- Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Apple Loops (up to 10GB)
You should read the article and follow the instructions before deleting these folders.