Storage space on a Mac is pretty limited. On some models, you only have 128GB of storage, which some users wouldn’t find nearly enough. Therefore, at some point, you’d get a message saying “Your startup disk is almost full”. This means it is time to clear some storage space on your MacBook. Now, there are several things you can do to create MacBook storage space. Checkout some of them:
FIND AND REMOVE DUPLICATE FILES
This is one of the things that take up the most storage. Luckily, there are tools that can help you get rid of duplicate files on your Mac, like Gemini 2. You can get it on the App Store or on the official Gemini 2 website.
EMPTY YOUR TRASH CANS
The Trash on a Mac is the equivalent of the Recycle Bin on Windows. That’s where deleted files go first, so you can restore them if you change your mind, or you deleted them accidentally. To completely delete files from your computer, you can empty your trash. Macs have multiple trash cans; iPhoto, iMovie and iMail each have their own trash cans. If you deleted files from any of these apps, you’ll have to empty their trash cans too. To do this, Ctrl+click or right-click on the trash option in the specific app, then select Empty Trash.
This is a no-brainer if you want to create MacBook storage space. you should uninstall any apps you don’t use frequently. Just open a Finder window, select Applications in the sidebar, then drag and drop the application’s icon to the trash can. To know which apps take up more space on your Mac, open a Finder window and select Applications. Click on Show Items in a list, then click on Size on the toolbar. This will sort your applications based on size.
CLEAR TEMPORARY FILES
Your Mac’s hard drive probably has temporary files you don’t need, which just sit there and occupy space. Cleaning up these files won’t necessarily speed up your computer, but it will create space on your hard drive. There are several cleaning apps that you could use to clean up these temporary files. You can check out CCleaner for Mac; it does the job smoothly and efficiently.
CHECK YOUR DISK TO SEE WHAT IS TAKING UP SPACE
To create MacBook storage space, you might want to check out what is taking up the storage. Download a disk analysis tool like Disk Inventory X, which will scan your computer and determine which folders are taking up the most space. Then you could move these files to an external storage or delete them.
REMOVE LANGUAGE FILES
Mac apps usually come with language packs for every supported language. However, you probably don’t need all of them, and these language files occupy lots of space. You can remove the language files you don’t need. Download a tool known as Monolingual to clear out these language files. However, note that it isn’t really necessary to delete language files, as they don’t affect the performance of your computer. Only delete them when you really need space.
USE THE STORAGE TOOLS IN macOS SIERRA
The latest version of macOS Sierra has a new tool for cleaning out storage space on your computer. Just go to the men and choose About This Mac, then click on Storage. There, you can store your files in iCloud, optimize storage, and set your trash can to empty automatically.
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