Clean­ing up your stor­age

Mac Format - - POWER UP YOSEMITE! -

Start by right-click­ing the Trash and choos­ing Empty Trash. Now choose old files and fold­ers you no longer need and trash them. DaisyDisk (daisy­diskapp.com) helps here. It dis­plays your Mac’s stor­age as seg­ments that show what’s us­ing the most space. (The web­site ver­sion has fea­tures not in the Mac App Store ver­sion.)

Check your Mu­sic, Movies and Pic­tures fold­ers. Re­mem­ber that images in iPhoto must be deleted from within the app, which has its own Trash (choose iPhoto > Empty iPhoto Trash). If you’ve al­ready moved to Pho­tos, you can tell it to op­ti­mise files for avail­able space. In its pref­er­ences, choose iCloud and then Op­ti­mize Mac Stor­age.

Mono­lin­gual (bit.ly/mono­mac) is great for re­mov­ing un­used lan­guages from OS X. Of­ten the big­gest file hogs are old and lit­tleused apps. Ap­pZap­per (ap­pzap­per. com) can re­moves ap­pli­ca­tion sup­port files and pref­er­ence files along with the app.

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