In this article, we'll discuss how to remove old Bark backup files.
This help the Bark Desktop App get a fresh start, and also clear out valuable storage space on your computer!
Deleting old backup files through Finder
In order to delete old backups from your Mac, you will need to delete the backups manually from the folder they're saved to.
If you used the default backup location, the backups will be located in one of these two folders:
- ~/Library/Application Support/iMazing/Backups
- ~/Library/Application Support/Bark/Backups
STEP 1: Quit out of the Bark Desktop App.
Click on the Bark dog at the right of your top toolbar, and select Quit Bark.
STEP 2: Open Finder.
Upon opening Finder, look to the top left to find the Go menu in your top toolbar and then click on Go to Folder...
STEP 3: Copy and paste the file directory.
Paste the following...
- ~/Library/Application Support/
...in Enter a path, as seen below:
STEP 4: Delete the iMazing folders.
These are files related to Bark. Right-click on the iMazing folder and select Move to Trash.
Is an iMazing Mini folder present?
If so, right-click on the iMazing Mini folder and select Move to Trash as well.
STEP 5: Click on the Bark folder.
Is a Backups folder present?
If so, right-click on the Backups folder and select Move to Trash.
STEP 6: Delete the Cache folder.
NOTE: No need to delete the GPUCache folder.
STEP 7: Delete the config.json file.
STEP 8: Click the back arrow to return to the Application Support folder.
STEP 9: Click on the MobileSync folder > Backup > delete iMazing.Versions.
STEP 10: Click Applications on the left column to find and re-open Bark.
All set! This will clear your hard drive of the memory of those old backups. It will also mean that when you open up your Bark Desktop App again, you will have to follow these steps (starting with Step #4) to get your child's iOS device monitored again.
NOTE: To truly free up the space on your hard drive, you will need to empty your Trash as well. You can find the Trash on the bottom right of your dock:
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