How To Free Up Disk Space On Mac

There are several ways to manage space on Mac. To run Mac smoothly you need to make sure that you have at least 10 percent of your storage free at all times, so if you are running out of space it can really hamper your computing. But due to unawareness, many users face disk space low problem. You can free up space on Mac by some easy steps. But if you keep eye on storage space of Mac PC regularly then such problem will never occur again. Following are some ways to free up text on Mac:

1. Analyse Storage

To solve storage problem you need to find which stuff has consumed storage more. To check thisOpen Disk Utility (Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility), then click your disk then click info. Find culprit and then free up space by below given ways.

2. Delete Downloads

Anything you download from the Internet are stored in the Downloads folder. If these items occupied lot of space, then you need to delete them. First check to make sure that you do not need any of these items. Click Finder then download, drag any item you do not need to the Trash then empty the trash.

3. Free up trash

Move files you do not need to the Trash or select an item you want to delete and press command+delete. Then empty your trash by selecting ‘Empty Trash’ from the Finder menu. You can clear trash of iPhoto, iMovie and Mail as below:Mail: Click Mailbox > Erase Deleted Items > In All Accounts, and Mailbox > Erase Junk Mail.iPhoto: Click iPhoto > Empty iPhoto Trash.iMovie: Click File > Move to Trash or File > Move Rejected Clips to Trash.Empty Trash Automatically:From the Finder, choose Finder > Preferences, then click Advanced. Click Empty Trash Automatically and select “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days.”

4. Remove Useless Apps

Open your Applications folder and delete any apps that you no longer use. If you want to delete/uninstall an app that you purchased from the Mac App Store, open Launch pad then press and hold down the app icon that you want to remove, when they jiggle, click the delete (x) button. If you want to remove other apps, drag the app icon to the trash then empty the trash.

5. Reduce Cluster

Reduce Clutter will review the content of your Mac and delete older documents. To do this click on Review Files and you will be taken to a pane that shows Large Files, Downloads and a File Browser. Click on the x to delete it.

6. Use iCloud

You can use iCloud to store your data. Apple provides 5GB cloud storage for free. To get more than this you have to spend money.But linking iCloud library with Mac PC causes downloading of all iCloud data to your PC, which consumes space. Better to disconnect iCloud after uploading of data and then delete data from local. If you need data in future you can reconnect to iCloud and download the data.

7. Compress large files

You can compress files to reduce occupied space. Locate large files so you can compress:*. Select Finder > Go > Home > File >Find then open the Find menu, then select Other. Now check the checkbox for File Size. Now enter a file size to find items that are larger than entered size.To compress items, simply choose a file to compress and press control+ click then choose Compress.To archive your emails, launch the Mail app, select a folder to archive, drag it to the desktop. Now you will see a mbox folder. Then control-click on this folder and select ‘Create Archive of Inbox.mbox’ then delete the messages from Mail.

8. Clean up temporary files, system caches and logs

You may clean up a variety of System logs and temporary files to increase your Mac’s disk space. Use third party utilities like CCleaner, CleanMyMac for this. Download and install, if you want to run these maintenance scripts.These apps can find space used by all apps and remove it on one click.