Five Simple Ways To Optimize Your Mac’s Disc Space

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Five Simple Ways To Optimize Your Mac’s Disc Space

You all know how frustrating it is when the hard disc on your Mac fills up quickly. Thankfully, you have many easy ways to clean up your disc space on the system quickly. 

With these five simple ways, you can easily optimize your hard disc’s space and reduce all the clutter to perform better.

1. Detect old files and delete them

Once you start optimizing your hard disc space, you will notice that there are so many old and unnecessary files stored on your hard disc. Further, there could be duplicate files on your system, which need your immediate attention. Scan your hard disc and delete those files immediately. Find the unused files that are large and delete them to free up some additional space.

2. Delete all the temporary files, caches, and cookies on your hard disc

Your computer collects many temporary files, caches, and cookies that continue to slow your system. These temporary caches and cookies keep on filling as you use your Mac. Experts advise you to keep on clearing these redundant files to prevent your system from slowing down.

3. Use iCloud for additional space

Many people tend to forget that Apple provides different technical features in products such as iCloud. With this option, you can backup up all your system files online and clear up space on your hard disc. You can upload your pictures, songs, videos, and other essential files on iCloud.

This feature also helps you access your files on any other electronic device with a stable internet connection. You can also maximize your iCloud storage by purchasing more space from the Apple Store. There are other Cloud syncing services to backup your files, such as Dropbox, for you to optimize your disc space.

4. Uninstall the unused applications on your Mac

There are so many unused applications installed on your Mac that take up huge space on your system. You must scan your Mac and uninstall those non-functioning applications from the system once in a while. The removal of these useless applications can also help you upgrade the space of your Mac’s hard disc. You can find the applications in the “Activity Monitor” section of your Mac. Choose the ones you want to Uninstall and click on the X in the upper left corner.

5. Empty your trash cans regularly

Deleting files from the system is not enough; you need to delete those backed up files. Mac has multiple trash cans so that you can restore your deleted files. You might have to empty numerous trash cans to reclaim the used space on your system’s hard disc. The easiest way to clear the Mac trash can is to right-click on the trash icon at the bottom right corner and select “empty trash.”


If nothing else works, you can grab an additional hard disc, connect it to your system, and transfer all the files on that hard disc. It helps you get some external space and keeps your system free of clutter and unnecessary junk files.

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