Garageband is taking up nearly 25 GB of space under Music Creation when I look at "Manage" storage on my Macbook Air running High Sierra. I have deleted every file for Garageband, including Apple Loops and the preferences and containers and any files that were suggested online in various help lists, including this one. I deleted all files and emptied the trash and restarted several times, and it STILL shows 24.93 GB of space used under Music Creation for GarageBand instruments and lessons. I don't use GarageBand nor do I use LogicPro, so I would like to free up that much space. Any ideas on what to do next? This is infuriating, I've tried all the suggestions, what I am missing?


These are all the GarageBand folders...make sure they are all empty. Also, quit and restart Storage Management after you have cleared those folders to see the changes or even a reboot, might help sort some other things out. Hope this helps...

  1. /Applications/GarageBand.app
  2. /Library/Application Support/Garageband
  3. /Library/Application Support/Logic
  4. /Library/Audio
  5. ~/Library/Application Support/Garageband
  6. ~/Library/Application Support/Audio
  • Thanks, Frehley666. Sadly, I had already tried deleting all of the folders you mention, in both the general library and in my user library. And I restarted several times after deleting and trying various options. It still shows 24.93 GB being used for GarageBand instruments and lessons. This is so weird!
    – Wendy Kohn
    Feb 19 '18 at 22:43
  • I submitted an edit to fix the directory path for the /Audio folder, it's actually: /Library/Audio, and I found a decent amount of files in mine. But far more were found in /Library/Application Support/GarageBand.
    – George C
    Sep 2 '18 at 2:45

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