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My ~/Library folder has gotten very large. Inside this ~/Library folder is a folder name Caches. This folder 5.5 GB. Can this Caches folder be trashed.

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Yes. Enjoy this sweet release.

and savor the sensation when the next program to write to that folder finds the folder misssing. Usually the slow down to rebuild all the cached files isn’t worse than whatever you are experiencing now to cause you to want to purge.

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    Thanks, i just wanted to empty the caches folder. I appreciate your answer. I can sure use that 5 GB. – jmh May 29 at 23:49
  • I hope the humor on the empty folder was apparent, I’ve not seen anything break horribly as a result of even a ham fisted attempt to delete the entire folder itself. @jmh – bmike May 30 at 0:11
  • Yes, the humor was apparent and it made me laugh. – jmh May 30 at 0:13
  • @jmh Please close the question :) – ankii May 30 at 6:41

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