I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inches, mid-2015) with a 2.8 GHz Intel quad core i7 processor, running OS Catalina 10.15.3. The following may also be relevant to my issue. When initially setting this up a few years ago, I migrated my contents from my old G5 tower. A bit later, I changed the default language from English to Spanish.
I'm in the process of cleaning and re-organizing my files and directories, and I'm noticing a lot of redundancy in my system files, in particular the Applications and Library directories. In some cases, I cannot alter these; in other cases I'm not sure if I should. I want to know if it's advisable to consolidate these and, if so, how.
The root directories of my main disk (with English translation in parentheses) are
- Biblioteca (Library)
- Aplicaciones (Applications)
- Sistema (System)
- Usarios (Users).
There is another Applications directory at Sistema\Aplicaciones which is a repeat of some of the files in the other directory. I cannot alter this.
In many other locations on my disk, I find duplicate Library directories, sometimes in English, sometimes in Spanish. Sometimes these are subsets of the root directory versions and sometimes they contain a combination of repeats and new things. Other such Library directories exist at:
- Usarios\j0equ1nn\Biblioteca\Containers\com....\Data\Library (There are a couple hundred different paths like this with the "..." a directory filed in various ways, mostly starting com.apple. The contents from one to the next is usually identical.)
- Usarios\j0equ1nn\Biblioteca\Group Containers... (Like the previous item, but there are about 30 of these with the "..." starting wither "com" or "group." Each contains just 1 to 3 directories, mostly identical, mostly empty.)