In our previous articles, we described how to сheck free disk space on Mac, what is “Other” on Mac hard drive and what to do, when Startup Disk is almost full. Today we want to share useful infographics about the steps, you should take to clear space on your Mac.
|1||Delete Downloads on Mac|
Often Mac users don’t pay attention to the “Downloads” folder because they use it only when downloading apps and files from the
internet. In fact, this folder contains a lot of unneeded documents and files that occupy a chunk of disk memory. Sort the files by size and see exactly how much space each file takes up.
|2||Remove unneeded localizations|
Most programs contain multiple localization files, which waste your disk space.
Leave only those languages you need. If you do not speak Chinese, Indonesian and Korean, they can be safely removed for most applications.
Each program in macOS creates cache files and stores them on the local disk in order to speed up the Mac. Over time the total size of these files will increase significantly. Moreover, sometimes for various reasons, this data can be damaged and, consequently, slow down the system’s and the applications’ work. You should clear the cache on Mac periodically.
|4||Don’t forget to empty the Trash|
It may sound too elementary; however, most people forget to clean up the Trash. When you delete files in macOS, they are moved to the Trash where they can be recovered at any time. Because of this when files go to the Trash they do not actually change their size. As a result, in just a month the Trash bin may take up tens of gigabytes.
|5||Delete apps, that you don’t use|
If you’ve been using a Mac for a long time, the number of installed applications may exceed 100. You are unlikely to use them all; in fact, some may not be used regularly. As a result, the Applications folder in the Finder may become a dump for various programs, including unused ones. These apps take up a lot of space on your Mac’s hard drive. Well, it’s time to uninstall such unused programs.
|6||Remove screensavers and apps extensions|
Beautiful screensavers make your work with a Mac more fun. However, if you experience a lack of free hard drive space, you should get rid of the dozens of screensavers you downloaded from the internet.
|7||Find and remove hidden files|
Some files and folders may be hidden on your Mac. By default, Apple keeps service files hidden to protect them from accidental removal. These files are important for the proper working of the system and applications. However, there are some hidden files that you don’t need and can easily delete to free up space on your Mac.
|8||Find and remove duplicates|
It often happens that a computer user may create copies of documents or download some files twice and then forget about them. Duplicate files are simply space eaters on your Mac. Find and remove them.
|9||Analyze your Mac disk usage and delete old and large files|
Your Mac may store files, which you either do not know or have totally forgotten about. Inadvertently you may have dozens of gigabytes of useless junk files. Find these files, remove them or move to external storage.
|10||Clear Ram on Mac|
You should think about your RAM memory as well. This will not just create more space on your Mac, it will help speed it up. This is especially important when your startup disk is almost full and your Mac’s speed is starting to lag.
These are useful tips for freeing up disk space on your Mac. Do them manually or use MacCleaner Pro – a bundle of tools to free up disk space on Mac and speed up the system with a few clicks.