Introduction: Your Startup Disk Is Almost Full OSX - How to Fix
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
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Step 1: Empty the Trash
- Ctrl + Click your trash
- Select and click empty trash.
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.