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    How do I free up memory

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    How do I free up memory
    I can't paste a graph into a word document, says I don't have enough memory. I've deleted my download folder, what else can I do?

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    How do I free up memory
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    There is a difference between memory ( RAM ) and Storage ( Hard Drive space )
    When you deleted your download folder, you have freed up some storage, not memory.
    Your memory is consumed by applications that you have opened ( not by applications that you have in your applications folder )
    To free up memory, you need to close applications.
    If that does not work, you will need to add more memory ( RAM )

    What OS do you have and how much memory ( RAM ) is installed in your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lojo View Post
    I can't paste a graph into a word document, says I don't have enough memory. I've deleted my download folder, what else can I do?
    Your hard drive is probably full of "stuff" that you can either delete or move onto an external hard drive, USB sticks, or CD's/DVD's.

    You're job is to figure out what:

    - needs to stay on your internal HD
    - what can be permanently deleted
    - and what can be moved onto some sort of external storage

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    I use a small app which sits in the task bar called 'Memory Clean' by FIPLAB to free up RAM on my iMac.
    Get it here if ya want.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/memo...3Sc&ct=website

    Its FREE too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Austin View Post
    I use a small app which sits in the task bar called 'Memory Clean' by FIPLAB to free up RAM on my iMac.
    ....
    Its FREE too.
    Probably because it's redundant to the OS, which does this on-the-fly. It does give you a nice little status in your Menubar though... of course, iStat Menus gives you that and a whole lot more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lojo View Post
    I can't paste a graph into a word document, says I don't have enough memory. I've deleted my download folder, what else can I do?
    Make sure all applications are properly closed (i.e. no little blue indicator under their icons on the dock) then restart your Mac and try the copy and paste again.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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