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I need to know how to free up storage safely on my Macbook air. Most of my storage is used up under the "other" category (95 GB out of 120).

MacBook Air, iOS 10.3.3, 10.11.6

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Nov 18, 2017 8:04 AM in response to burcarpaul In response to burcarpaul


First, backup your internal drive to an external drive with either Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner (free trial). Again, if you haven’t yet done so, backup in case you delete something you wish you hadn't. Then use one or more of the following to see exactly where your space is being used, then delete or transfer and then delete larger files (and empty the trash; you may also have to restart for the extra free space to show up) until you increase the available space to the desired level. Do not transfer/delete anything unless you're sure of what it is, and not something the OS needs:

https://www.omnigroup.com/more (OmniDiskSweeper)

http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net (Grand Perspective)

http://www.derlien.com/downloads/ (Disk Inventory X)

Nov 18, 2017 8:04 AM

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