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How to Free Up Space on Your Mac Hard Drive With This Simple Trick

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John M (1 month ago)
Mando Nunez (1 month ago)
Yess sirr
Ivan Garcia (1 month ago)
Easiest way to see available space is selecting the desktop drive icon and clicking space
Lite_Major (1 month ago)
Woah, Thx for all your help. I just realised FCPX took up 200gb off of my iMac
MJ Gamer (1 month ago)
thanks a lot that helped me free up 123gb
Coco Zim (1 month ago)
all mu files isnt showing up on the sidebar
Wavy Leon (1 month ago)
Very helpful ngl
Avinash Kumar (2 months ago)
Best tutorial I have seen today ! Thanks @caltalkstech
carlos rivera (2 months ago)
100 Gygabites freed :) Thank you
Jakub Ustupski (2 months ago)
You’re a beast
Tay Phresh (2 months ago)
I got 400 gb free lolll THANKS
Rocio Herrero Atienza (2 months ago)
Covering Kashmir (2 months ago)
Can anyone help Destination select_ flstudio can't be installed on this disk Why? Please help
Kryizyx (2 months ago)
This guy is amazing bro, he just saved me 62.25 GB In a matter of seconds. SUB TO THIS GUY HE LIT.
Jaisun Rabara (2 months ago)
that just made some of my gb away so i cannot download fortnite and you just disapointed me man
Simply Simmie (2 months ago)
I need all the stuff on my laptop so it’s not very helpful to me at least my docs take up all my storage bc of sims 4 custom content and I can’t delete any of it
Brandon Gertz (3 months ago)
To delete files being used in the trash you jst need to click "skip" not "continue".
ray rudis (3 months ago)
I need to do this on my g 5 I won't even let me record my protools now because Mt startup disk is too full
Jonathan (3 months ago)
I freed up SO MUCH SPACE with this video. Speaking from a student standpoint I should be working right now, but if I had not found this video, I would be typing my essay on a 2009 HP laptop.
One dollar Bleach (3 months ago)
Awesome vid
Felix Persson (3 months ago)
Felix Persson (3 months ago)
Shernon Lai (3 months ago)
i dont have all my files
BKMK0502 (3 months ago)
Edward O (3 months ago)
Thank you so much
SkipProofScratchers (3 months ago)
Thank you. You saved my life. God bless you.
Sheila Huynh (4 months ago)
how, how do you use up one terabyte..?
K. Fings (4 months ago)
I really want to commend you on a great video. I finally figured out what I needed to do to speed my computer up. I really appreciate it.
Sara Nielsen (4 months ago)
This helped so much, thank you!
Cheddarswiss21 (4 months ago)
lmao i followed this and turns out my world of warcraft data files were taking the bulk of my hard drive! thank you!
Loud Wild and Proud (4 months ago)
Thanks! I appreciate this.... normally, I'd pack up my 27" iMac and haul off to the Apple Store..... Thank God for University of You Tube.... The best learning device!
Aidan Magri (5 months ago)
Oh my goodness I had trouble with my storage on my mac and desperately needed storage for school. Due to this guy, I cleared up about 30 Gb. 1 like= 1 thank you to this guy
Dushant Jung Kwr (5 months ago)
What is the purpose of this video ? Removing file wont free up space on any mac dude .
Ben Gallagher (5 months ago)
dude thank you
Nebojsa Krejic (5 months ago)
hi everyone ,if anyone else wants to learn about clean out mac try Stiklind Fast Mac Fixer (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my neighbor got excellent results with it.
Meklaudd (5 months ago)
I've been studying Mac speed ups and found an awesome resource at Mels Speed Method (google it if you're interested)
somon bhi (5 months ago)
Hey everyone, the greatest info that I have ever had was with the Mels Speed Method (i found it on google) without a doubt the best resource that I have ever tried.
Galaxy Turtle (5 months ago)
Thanks so much dude! (:
Richard (5 months ago)
I don't have the all my files option...
Rita Kaminski (5 months ago)
much appreciated!
PokeWrathNumber7 (5 months ago)
THX SO MUCH I GOT 50 GB back because i watched this vid
Moetje.3205 Kowed (6 months ago)
Hey, there something i don't understand i have done everything i could think of but when i go to the apple logo in the top left corner then choose "about this mac" - "storage" there is a large bar of Blue and that are applications, and i now see that o have 1,39 TB of that ( i assume that means TerraByte ). but i also see right on top that there is 219,17 GB free of 319,21 GB. I don't know what to do is it just a bug or something mac i got is a iMac from mid 2007 its a old one with OS Z El Capitan Version: 10.11.6 Could you please help me with this. Thank you
Sia iere (6 months ago)
wow I never knew that wtf
Macintosh Fan (6 months ago)
CalTalksTech, if the trash bin does not delete it, do this: option + command + esc, select finder, click relaunch, relaunch, and that should be able to delete things.
MiRae Kim (6 months ago)
CalTalksTech (6 months ago)
Glad it helped!
MiRae Kim (6 months ago)
Gloridon (6 months ago)
how did you get so much storage
CalTalksTech (6 months ago)
Guess we wil never know
Abdulrahman Bada (6 months ago)
Hello, Please I need your help. My storage is showing 178GB free of 258GB. However, my storage capacity is 500GB. I am using MacBook Pro. Thank you
CalTalksTech (6 months ago)
Just do the trick and watch free up some Gb
Thank you ❤️
Tomas Tocornal (6 months ago)
i cant "emty trash securely" it doesnt give me the option
CalTalksTech (6 months ago)
What OS you got?
TheLegend OutDoors (7 months ago)
uh when i go to finder and go to finder prefrances i have no tab for all my files?
Asylum11 (7 months ago)
Apple does this on purpose!!! This is their way of getting people to keep buying their tech every 2 or so years! A lot of these different methods end up not even working....
Sheldon Hachey (7 months ago)
Thank you so much for this video. I've saved over 30 GB of space :) I was just wondering if I have a Zip file of a program like Gimp once I open the file is it okay to delete the Zip or is it necessary for the program to run?
Tim Clarke (7 months ago)
Unfortunately Apple opted to remove "all my files" from a finder bar option. Another bonehead move - thanks Apple!
Prizzilla (7 months ago)
Thank you for this! I couldn’t find any help on this other than your video, so I definitely had to subscribe.
Dakota James Mason (7 months ago)
Damn! you shouldn't let your storage space anywhere near the 30% free limit, your computer starts destroying it's self at that point.
mithickwolf (7 months ago)
Thanks for that Cal Never knew about the empty trash securely part I had a suspicion it was overwriting the files. Thanks again and keep putting out useful​ content :)
This one is good appseer.bid/CleanMyMac3
Alden Moeller (8 months ago)
For whatever reason, even though I deleted EVERY video, image, and unnecessary app on my Mac, it still says my disk is full. Why?!?!?!?!
g33ting (8 months ago)
Omg I hate how they removed "All my files" in macOS high serria
David Patheyjohns (8 months ago)
I installed the operating system on the flash drive. I want to install adobe, but it says there is no room I have another drive that says 999.68 GB
Alexander Carroll (8 months ago)
Inspector Callahan
Daniel Mulla (8 months ago)
I have spent months studying Mac speed ups and discovered a fantastic resource at Mels Speed Method (google it if you are interested)
BushPig04 (8 months ago)
OMG THANK YOU I freed up like 32gb THANK YOUU
Texpay (8 months ago)
I need help bad, when I go to my finder preferences I cannot locate all my files to check it
otesha charles (8 months ago)
it works ! thank you
I just bought my macbook yesterday.. and now i only have 8 gb left..
Golden Girl Jay (8 months ago)
I’m sorry but you moved way too fast.
keanu (9 months ago)
Thank You
Alexa Claire (9 months ago)
Nothing comes up when I sort into file size greater than 1 GB. Nothing shows. All of my storage is taken up mostly by "system" and "documents", but I barely have anything stored on this mac. Please help!!!
Lotion (9 months ago)
what the hell i only used 200gb and i got a 1tb hard drive and i just noticed you have to empty the bin after 5 years and it deleted 60,000 items from the bin and i got 800gb free storage back Lol
Tutu Adams Yoruba (9 months ago)
This was really useful to clear some space until I get external hard drive! Thank you!
Valco_ hama (9 months ago)
I love you
Wavy leo (9 months ago)
Ry Ken (9 months ago)
what about system storage?
Evan Nagao (9 months ago)
I don't see the "all my files" icon. My mac is OS High Sierra 10.13.4
THEE BEEST (9 months ago)
brooooooooooo you freed up 25 gb on my mac!! thanks sooo much dude!!!!
Andy RUSSELL (10 months ago)
brush, thanks so much love u
DJ Pedro Maza (10 months ago)
I can not delete ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext in high-sierra, protected file. Can someone help me?
Adel T. Tewfik (10 months ago)
You are the man. Thank you
Hayley Keating (10 months ago)
okay so one of the last steps said to press empty trash securely but that doesnt show up in preferences for me
Bryam De Los Santos (10 months ago)
Life saver thank you!
Andrew Kenaan (10 months ago)
Thank u
MissBrittuluv (10 months ago)
When I hit command F and only click file size, the check mark is grey, not blue like yours. It also won’t pull up any files even after I click greater than 1 KB. Any suggestions?
Ryl Win (10 months ago)
There are several factors in Mac speed ups. One plan I discovered that successfully combines these is the Achak Speed Plan (google it if you're interested) without a doubt the best resource that I've seen.look at all the super information .
Dad man (10 months ago)
There are a few things for speeding up Macs at home Use your Activity Monitor. If you want to see what apps are using up your system, open the Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder. Turn off visual effects. Most Macs are now capable of running Mac OS X Mavericks. Keep updating your software (and it set to auto update) Clean up your hard drive. (I learned these and the reasons they work from Achak Speed Plan website )
Zach Hackary (10 months ago)
This was really helpful thx
Cole Stevens (11 months ago)
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS SOLUTION! - Honestly I did, (waste my time that is) just download "Dr. Cleaner" from Apple App Store the FREE software is sufficient, but I was so pleased I paid for the pro version. But Honestly save your time and go straight to APP store for a trusted APPLE approved clean up app. When you're done thank me for this info @iamcolestevens as I was so pleased to find this app after trying malware packed programs from the web. Good Luck!
DaNtHe MaN (11 months ago)
THX SO MUCH I play fortnite note now
Luis Ndocaj (11 months ago)
I swear to fucking god I’m at the start of the video and if this is a video on putting shit in the trash bin I’m gonna lose it because if this is on that your no where near an apple pro your just one of those people who act like professionals but don’t know shit about the computer. They just know how to download stuff and use the internet
iMr 503 (11 months ago)
Thank you thank you thank you!! I clear up over 20GB!!
Infinity-Productions (11 months ago)
I did that, still too little space. How can I find what is in "Other"?
Tegan Thompson (11 months ago)
hey, I REALLY NEED HELP!! I was just in the process of doing this, i had my home sharing on like always listing to music through my tv when I was un clicking everything and only leaving file size clicked then my music stoped... I turned off home sharing then back on, done that a few times but its still not connecting and I don't know if it has something to do with that I was un clicking???? please help!! :(
dom piazza (11 months ago)
im trine play fortnite
★_Vizualize_★ (11 months ago)
I created an encrypted storage thing than can be ejected. You basically click on a dmg file to open it. The storage is 300gb but its empty inside. Now I want it back meaning deleting it.
xxxLaraxxx (11 months ago)
my storage was full this helped so much but i still need to free some more.......
iTz LiByAnO (11 months ago)
what did he do in 2;16
xxxLaraxxx (11 months ago)
thank you so much i literally freed 25.8 gb you saved my  mac
KTS TRILL FAM (11 months ago)
How u get so much storage mines only at 64
Dzeljana Pusiga (11 months ago)
There are a few components to Mac speed ups. One resource I discovered which successfully combines these is the Mels Speed Method (check it out on google) without a doubt the best treatment that I have ever heard of.Check out all the amazing information .
Youssef Barakat (11 months ago)
You're a life saver.

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