Tips and Tricks to Free up Extra Hard Drive Space in Macby Hayate Abul Digital Marketing
Are you suffering from the problem of extra storage space in
Mac? Then don’t worry, we are here to address this menace through simple
tips.The over-loaded hard drive is harmful to your files and contents as it can
corrupt your system and hamper its performance.
Here we go to fix the issue with simple tips that are given
- Clean your Downloads Folder
Generally, Downloads folder in Mac is one of the significant
culprits of wasted storage. It is here noted that almost all content you
download through any web browser gets hurled into the general Downloads folder.
In many times, this also includes the contents delivered to you from other apps
That’s why it is suggested to visit that folder periodically so
that your unnecessary files can be trashed permanently.
- Delete apps that you don’t run
Visit your applications folder and delete any app which you
don’t need per se. If you bought them from the Mac App Store, you can
re-download those apps whenever you would like to do.
However, if you bought them from outside the Mac App Store,then
you should transfer them to an external drive for obtaining them again in the
future after deleting.
- Examine the duplicate iPhoto libraries
If you have multiple photo libraries in your Mac, then there
will be the higher chances of having duplicate iPhoto libraries moving around
on your hard drive. Hence, you shouldn’t have additional photo libraries on
- Use utility like Daisy Disk
Most people keep tons of files or contents in their Mac and
significant portion out of it is unnecessary, duplicates, even unknown. To plug
this issue, there is a variety of utilities in the market and Daisy Disk is one
- Use App Cleaner to clear out unnecessary
Just like Daisy Disk, App Cleaner is to serve as a scavenger by
eating up remnant files and service files. App Cleaner picks and selects the
files concerned with the already deleted apps. It is advised that don’t delete
the unfamiliar files inside an app unless you are sure about the repercussions
- Scan your photo library to check for
After the emergence of digital photos, all we are struggling
with photo duplicates. There are a number of apps to helping you out to clean
up the duplicity. Photo Sweeper is one of the featured apps that can scan your
library for extracting matches.
- Run iTunes in the cloud for TV and movies
If you buy movies and TV shows by iTunes, then it can be stored
on your Mac’s hard drive. However, you can stream them by using iTunes in the
cloud network. If you want to delete movies from your actual Mac hard drive then
right press the movie and remove it. This movie will remain available for
streaming through iTunes in the cloud.
- Storage limit of Dropbox on your hard
You can selectively access the sync settings by selecting
“Preferences” and then press “Accounts” option. Select “Selective Sync” and
don’t choose photo backup. You should visit and unchecked other Dropbox folders
that you don’t require access to your Mac directly.
Bradon Wilson is a self-professed security
expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His
passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social
engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products
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