Tips & Tricks: Free Up Space on Mac

Typically, Apple computers need a certain amount of disk space free to function properly. Below are steps to clear the cache which may free up space.

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Select Go in the menu bar
  3. Select  “Go to Folder…”
  4. Type in ~/Library/Caches
  5. Delete the files/folders that are taking up the most space
  6. Select “Go to Folder…”
  7. Type in /Library/Caches (simply lose the ~ symbol)
  8. Delete the folders that take up the most space.

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.


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