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 below:
- 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 as well.
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 your Mac.
- 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 of them.
- Use App Cleaner to clear out unnecessary files
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 afterward.
- Scan your photo library to check for duplicates
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 drive
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 at norton.com/setup.