Recovering memory by deleting podcasts and music in iPod and iTunes Stuff Posted December 15, 2010 wow. you're using DropBox as a lame archive system? that's bold. it's not really it's intended use but it does have that feature. Thanks for the feedback. Not quite sure what you mean exactly by a "lame archive system," but yes, I decided moving excess files to another computer via a stopover at DropBox would ultimately be less painful than burning 10-15 DVD's. I'd use an external HD to avoid the net, but the last time I tried moving one between a Mac and a PC, the boot sector got corrupted and it cost me $200 in data retrieval costs. Guess 64 GB flash drives are getting down to where a mortal could use one for the same purpose, though. But DropBox was free. it's likely that you could delete the files in the cache without damaging your DropBox. the way to test that is to copy a file out of there, then delete it from the .dropbox/cache folder. although, I suspect it's a hidden folder for a reason so it might not work. in fact that file might show up again with the idea of "it was there before so let's bring it back from the server so it's all in sync." Good points. I have all the free space I need for now and am not going to to touch the caches. I'm just waiting for the next rev of the MB Pros to get a loaded 15" + an iDevice to be named later that will effectively replace the 3-4 computers I have now, all between 4-7 years old. Since I'll also plan run that into the ground, want the latest available to extend its useful and supported life a bit. Then I won't be worried if the old warrior freaks out when I try stuff like that on it. a 2004 iBook is a pain to work on. the two parts that you had replaced (hard drive and DC card) require taking the whole thing completely apart. there are roughly 45 screws that have to be removed and replaced. it's almost like a ship in a bottle. but each one of those screws adds to the overall strength of the case which is why that Mac can take so much abuse. too bad it didn't have a Mag connector for power. it would have saved more of them.I pretty much already held the repair place blameless, but that makes me feel better. Also, the power connector was damaged in a fall a few years ago. Surprised it held on long as it did. But if I hadn't done that, I never would've gone into the guts for the drive alone at this stage. Thanks again, you were most helpful.