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08-17-2016, 04:38 PM
A full startup disk is something pretty common, especially if you have a MacBook Airs or Pro with a fast, but small SSDs. In this how-to article we’ll go through several options available to fix a startup disk full problem

Step 1. Empty the Trash

Ctrl + Click your trash
Select and click empty trash.

A shortcut to send files to the trash is highlighting the files you want removed and pressing the command + delete keys.

Step 2. Delete Large Files

Press command + n
Click on your gear icon, scroll down, click show search criteria.
Choose kind is movies.
Select “file size”, and filter the amount you want to delete.
Highlight the files you want removed, press command + delete.

Step 3. Clean up Downloads

Open Finder
Click on Downloads folder
Click on the gear icon
Scroll down to ‘Arrange By’
Select Size
Remove Largest files you don’t need

Step 4. Delete Stored Cache

Click on the Magnify glass in the top right corner
Search ‘terminal’ in the search bar.
Once the widget launches you will see text that could be your name, highlight this text and copy it.
Open finder
Paste the text in the search bar. (Make sure you’re searching through ‘This Mac’ and not ‘all my files’).
Click on the house icon.
This will reveal the otherwise hidden user Library folder, click on it.
Find the “Caches” folder.

Step 5. Remove unnecessary applications:

Go to your Applications folder
Right click the application you want to delete.
Click show package contents, if there is an application which says un-install, click this. Otherwise drag the whole application to the trash.

08-17-2016, 04:41 PM
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