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Getting rid of "Other" on drive


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#1 captainconrad

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 12:15 PM

I have a Macbook Air and i love it to death, but I can barley get by with the terrible 120 GB ssd. I currently have 1.5 GB left right now, because almost half of my space is being taken up by "other". I'm looking for different ways to wipe this out as good as i can, because I assume a LOT of those files are unneeded right now and I just need a way to figure out what files to wipe and what's the quickest way of doing it.



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:07 PM

What the "Other" Storage Space is in Mac OS X & How to Clear It Up



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:39 PM

The link that Buddyme2 will certainly help.

I can also highly recommend a program called DaisyDisk (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daisydisk/id411643860?mt=12). It will provide a graphical interface that can very much help you narrow down big files to get ride of on your hard drive. I use it regularly when I need to trim down stuff.

The other overall option is to upgrade the SSD. This may depend on the version of the MBA you have (not sure if there are upgrades available for the latest and greatest MBAs, but there definitely are for older MBAs). You can get upgrade drives from OWC: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:06 PM

I have a macbook pro - are these directions specific for macbook air? When I follow the instructions I don't get the tabs or graph and the list I get doesn't have any "other" listed.

 

Also, I have forgotten what SSD and MBA stand for?


Edited by MaryBet82, 24 March 2015 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:32 PM

"Other" is not listed in About This Mac under Mac OS X 10.6, if that is the version your Mac has.

SSD = Solid State Drive

MBA = Macbook Air






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