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

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Mo Beall (3 days ago)
WELL i am having a problem and this only reveled more of a problem. I noticed all my complete video project are being counted on my Mac HD but are actually located in another drive that I purposely uploaded them to so they would not taking up the Mac HD. when I do these search exactly how you showed t it still shows all the files not on my Mac HD. how can I fix this?
creating with mo (4 days ago)
all my files doesn't show up EXCEPT there is another trick discussed and that was SO HELPFUL! THANK YOU! I can actually edit in iMovie now, this saved my night YAY
jeonbuns (2 days ago)
please tell me the trick! my iMovie won't work and i want to edit on a video :C
Katanu Katanu (9 days ago)
bless your heart!
Jaspenor Edits (16 days ago)
“All my files” doesn’t show up, what do i do???
Jamie Ingram (20 days ago)
So helpful thank you
Little Queen (25 days ago)
Omggggg I can’t keep up! Plus I’m having to use a Microsoft keyboard
The Mellow Marble (25 days ago)
Thank you so much. This really helped.
Pugsley (27 days ago)
Thanks!!! I only had 873MB and now i have 20.22 GB! Thank you!!
MyTV (1 month ago)
Thank you, your instructions were very helpful! I recovered about 6 gigs, however the very next day everything was back! What’s really interesting and has me scratching my head, is why everything I deleted is stored 3 times? That in itself would cause my issues! It took me hours to delete a second and third (duplicates) of the same image, documents, etc.! And now today, more images (3 each) are surfacing! I’m so confused about this! I’ve been deleting now for an hour, moved to trash, selected delete immediately, restarted and nothing has changed! I would appreciate any ideas from you on the subject! Oh, even the Apple people are confused! But your instructions got me a lot further than my call to them! 🤗
David Lindgren89 (1 month ago)
This tutorial is great! Good audio, good tempo, straight to the point, valuable tips... Thank you so much!! 🙏😃
Sakshi Kumari (1 month ago)
nge nahi rha
Seeps (1 month ago)
12 GB Free, out of 122. My highest file size is 4 GB, I have less than 200 files, all under 1 GB, I have deleted all big applications, most videos and photos, and still, I have 12 GB free. Help
SloLie (1 month ago)
thanks man, that really helped !!
Hibito Fukuta (1 month ago)
what if there is no all my files
Shais Adnan Vlogs (1 month ago)
Fuck me, My iMovie Library (which was empty) took up 4GB on my tiny MacBook. This man is a hero.
Fred Jackson (1 month ago)
I had a huge system storage usage. I then got OmniDiskSweeper. It turned out Garry's mod was taking up 50.4GB of storage. This is because when you download an add-on and uninstall it it does not uninstall properly and it just sits in the system!
Vincent Lane (1 month ago)
Aiden Moore (1 month ago)
I don't want to delete things off my desktop. I've done three backups to my 1TB Seagate external harddrive, but I haven't figured out if or how to transfer my storage to the point where it would no longer be taking any space in my default storage. Essentially, I have around 60 gb left in my default Mac Storage. I don't wan't to delete anything at all to free up storage, I want to either move my storage elsewhere for it to be safe an another drive, or to install extra storage all together. Can someone help me with this, I feel like people would look at me in that "WTF?" way if I went to the local computer store and just randomly asked if I can purchase more storage to install on my MAC
John M (3 months ago)
Mando Nunez JR (3 months ago)
Yess sirr
Ivan Garcia (3 months ago)
Easiest way to see available space is selecting the desktop drive icon and clicking space
Lite_Major (3 months ago)
Woah, Thx for all your help. I just realised FCPX took up 200gb off of my iMac
MJBodunde (3 months ago)
thanks a lot that helped me free up 123gb
Coco Zim (3 months ago)
all mu files isnt showing up on the sidebar
Wavy Leon (4 months ago)
Very helpful ngl
Avinash Kumar (4 months ago)
Best tutorial I have seen today ! Thanks @caltalkstech
carlos rivera (4 months ago)
100 Gygabites freed :) Thank you
Jakub Ustupski (4 months ago)
You’re a beast
Tay Phresh (4 months ago)
I got 400 gb free lolll THANKS
Rocio Herrero Atienza (4 months ago)
Covering Kashmir (4 months ago)
Can anyone help Destination select_ flstudio can't be installed on this disk Why? Please help
Kryizyx (5 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 (5 months ago)
that just made some of my gb away so i cannot download fortnite and you just disapointed me man
Simply Simmie (5 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 (5 months ago)
To delete files being used in the trash you jst need to click "skip" not "continue".
ray rudis (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Awesome vid
Felix Persson (5 months ago)
Felix Persson (5 months ago)
Shernon Lai (5 months ago)
i dont have all my files
BKMK0502 (5 months ago)
Edward O (5 months ago)
Thank you so much
SkipProofScratchers (5 months ago)
Thank you. You saved my life. God bless you.
Sheila Huynh (6 months ago)
how, how do you use up one terabyte..?
K. Fings (6 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 (6 months ago)
This helped so much, thank you!
Cheddarswiss21 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 months ago)
What is the purpose of this video ? Removing file wont free up space on any mac dude .
Ben Gallagher (7 months ago)
dude thank you
Nebojsa Krejic (7 months ago)
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Galaxy Turtle (7 months ago)
Thanks so much dude! (:
Richard (7 months ago)
I don't have the all my files option...
Rita Kaminski (7 months ago)
much appreciated!
PokeWrathNumber7 (8 months ago)
THX SO MUCH I GOT 50 GB back because i watched this vid
Moetje.3205 Kowed (8 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 (8 months ago)
wow I never knew that wtf
Macintosh Fan (8 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 (8 months ago)
CalTalksTech (8 months ago)
Glad it helped!
MiRae Kim (8 months ago)
Gloridon (8 months ago)
how did you get so much storage
CalTalksTech (8 months ago)
Guess we wil never know
Abdulrahman Bada (8 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 (8 months ago)
Just do the trick and watch free up some Gb
Thank you ❤️
Tomas Tocornal (9 months ago)
i cant "emty trash securely" it doesnt give me the option
CalTalksTech (8 months ago)
What OS you got?
TheLegend OutDoors (9 months ago)
uh when i go to finder and go to finder prefrances i have no tab for all my files?
Asylum11 (9 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 (9 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 (9 months ago)
Unfortunately Apple opted to remove "all my files" from a finder bar option. Another bonehead move - thanks Apple!
Prizzilla (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 :)
Лиза Данилова (10 months ago)
This one is good appseer.bid/CleanMyMac3
Alden Moeller (10 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?!?!?!?!
Teasr (10 months ago)
Omg I hate how they removed "All my files" in macOS high serria
David Patheyjohns (10 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 (10 months ago)
Inspector Callahan
Daniel Mulla (10 months ago)
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BushPig04 (10 months ago)
OMG THANK YOU I freed up like 32gb THANK YOUU
Texpay (10 months ago)
I need help bad, when I go to my finder preferences I cannot locate all my files to check it
otesha charles (10 months ago)
it works ! thank you
I just bought my macbook yesterday.. and now i only have 8 gb left..
Golden Girl Jay (10 months ago)
I’m sorry but you moved way too fast.
keanu (11 months ago)
Thank You
Alexa Claire (11 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!!!
ThirstyLotion (11 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 (11 months ago)
This was really useful to clear some space until I get external hard drive! Thank you!
Valco_ hama (11 months ago)
I love you
Wavy leo (11 months ago)
Ry Ken (11 months ago)
what about system storage?
Evan Nagao (11 months ago)
I don't see the "all my files" icon. My mac is OS High Sierra 10.13.4
THEE BEEST (1 year ago)
brooooooooooo you freed up 25 gb on my mac!! thanks sooo much dude!!!!
Andy RUSSELL (1 year ago)
brush, thanks so much love u
DJ Pedro Maza (1 year ago)
I can not delete ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext in high-sierra, protected file. Can someone help me?
Adel T. Tewfik (1 year ago)
You are the man. Thank you
Hayley Keating (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Life saver thank you!
Andrew Kenaan (1 year ago)
Thank u

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