The same way you solve the problem of a packed fridge - you need to clear up space, of course. To make more space on your startup disk you will need to:. So, now that we know what a startup disk is, we need to talk about how to fix it.
After selecting this box, your desktop should now show the hard disks on your mac, in the form of icon s , like this:. Found yours? So, how big is your hard disk?
Hopefully, this has helped you fix that full startup disk problem. You should now see a lot more folders in your Finder window. I do have a time machine backup disk attached to the computer as well, but it has GB available. February 7, at 8: They must delete data.
These should also give you other ideas as to how else to fix it — You know your Mac better than we do! Cache files are files that help your Mac run programs a bit more smoothly. Think of them like blueprints for a house: However, over time, these caches can start to take up some serious space.
Periodically, removing them can help free up space. To remove caches:. Deleting cache files is generally safe for your Mac. And once you delete them, the applications and processes you run on your Mac will generate fresh, new ones.
But, when deleting, worry more about removing them based on size rather than just removing all of them. A utility that correctly cleans up these files and pretty much everything else on this list is, you guessed it, CleanMyMac X. It cleans up even your system caches with just a few clicks. Just saying…. Read more: How to Clear Cache on a Mac? These are the languages your app has just in case you want to use it in another language, like Spanish es.
Again, a safer alternative to this would be to use CleanMyMac X. It gets rid of all of them with a click.
No digging through application folders, just a cleaner Mac. The more recent versions of iTunes create backups of your iTunes Library, whenever you update the application which, to me, feels like every day. You can trash these old iTunes Library backups by:.
Delete downloaded files for any of the devices that you are not using any more, or ones which software just already updated. Removing old, unused applications is a great way to get some extra space on your startup disk. Go through your applications folder and get rid of all the apps you rarely use.
To completely remove any application, just launch CleanMyMac 3, click Uninstaller, select your application, and then click Uninstall. Photos, photos, photos.
Talk about tons of space! First and foremost, select only what you can get rid of, like image copies and maybe some photos that were mistakenly taken. You know, ones of the ground or something? Photos cache includes iCloud local copies created when you view pics from your iCloud photo library on a Mac , Faces cache generated when you use Faces , and other app-related cache. You should now see a lot more folders in your Finder window.
It only removes files that are safe to delete, never a critical file or important image.
To do that, repeat steps 1 and 2, described above. Then go through the Master, Modified, Original, and Preview folders to check which photos have original copies that have been altered. Where it stores them and which photos are copies is completely up to you, your memory, and your eyes. This section is advice on how to go about it for people who need more space.
And again, this entire step is faster and safer with CleanMyMac X , because it knows which files are service copies and can be deleted. How do you all feel about CCleaner for Mac?
After a lot of false starts, I tried omni disk sweeper. It showed me GB was taken up with cores files. Tonight, I figured out what they were: It has been taking 1. Now I just have to find out if I can delete them without any problem. But I thought this was interesting news. Hope it helps someone else. Worth checking out if you want to get a whole lot more out of your storage: My storage shows that there is almost 80gb being occupied by movies and photos, but I have deleted all my movies and photos.
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