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Snow Leopard directories after hard disk crash and restore from Migrate Utility

Snow Leopard directories after hard disk crash and restore from Migrate Utility

My hard drive on my macbook pro crashed the other day and I got a replacement from Apple with a vanilla snow leopard install. Upon returning home I used the Migration Utility to restore my previous data and configuration. So far, so good! Everything looks and works exactly the same as before the crash. However, I noticed these 2 directories that are taking up quite a bit of space:

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Guest [Entry]

"The key here is the rest of the folder name:

/Developer (from old Mac)
/opt (from old Mac)

""(from old Mac)"", that is what the Migration Utility add's to folders that it is copying over from your OLD MAC, when there is a naming conflict.

In otherwords, it didn't overwrite the new developer tools that came with your new system, it gave the old copy from your old system a slightly different name by appending ""(from old Mac)"" to the folder name.

Yes, you can safely remove them, assuming there isn't some data that you need from those folders..."