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

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