How to clean just 100 GB of space on the Mac (and more)

How to cope with the cleaning of the space called “Other” on iPhone or iPad, we to you already told. Unfortunately, the rapid reduction of free space on the drive is subject not only iOS devices but also Macs. On the other hand, for this problem we have the solution.

To begin to understand how to find out how much space “Other” on your computer. On the old Mac you need to go to the Apple menu and choose “About this Mac” and then go to the tab “Storage”. In the new operating systems is removed (coincidence?), but “Other” will not go away, and remove it is still possible.

As you can see, I have employed more than 47 GB.


What is included in “Other” in OS X? Here are just examples of data that can be classified by the system:

  • Documents and various file types, including PDF, doc, PSD
  • Archives and disk images, among which the zip, dmg, iso
  • Various types of personal user data
  • Temporary files, audio recordings and other
  • User library (Application Support, iCloud files, and so on)
  • The cache system (including Safari)
  • The files that Spotlight does not recognize — for example, the hard disk of the virtual machine

What we’re dealing with, it seems to be understood. How to get rid of it? Open Finder, press cmd+shift+G, and then visit the folders listed below. Remove them all, what (in your opinion) has no place on the Mac.

  • ~/Downloads
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Documents

Also brush your conversations in iMessage on the Mac and other instant messengers, empty the trash and restart your Mac. Superfluous will not be exact. Alternatively you can use the Gemini to remove duplicates from your Mac with CleanMyMac or DaisyDisk to clean the computer of temporary files.


Know any other tricks to remove “Other” from OS X? Share in the comments and in our Telegram chat.

Name: Gemini 2
Publisher/developer: MacPaw Inc.
Price: Free
In app purchases: Yes
Compatibility: Mac
Reference: Install

Name: DaisyDisk
Publisher/developer: Software Ambience Corp.
Price: 749 RUB
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Mac
Reference: Install

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