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Question: Delete start-up disc files


Re: MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) - Start-up disc: Macintosh HD

Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - Serial Number: W8***7WV

I don't know how to delete from my start-up disc.

I have emptied everything in the trash.

I have backed up macbook to an external drive.

I have backed up photos. etc, etc

Wondering about downloads that I don't need anymore - I am in the process of trashing them. They in clude many e-books but no videos or other large files.

Please advise,


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Apr 19, 2018 7:37 PM in response to ujwWDcz9 In response to ujwWDcz9

How to Free Up Space on The Hard Drive

  1. You can remove data from your Home folder except for the /Home/Library/ folder.
  2. Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on freeing up space on your hard drive.
  3. Also, see Freeing space on your Mac OS X startup disk.
  4. What is 'Other' and 'Purgeable' in About This Mac?
  5. Files That Make Up the 'Other' Storage Category, and How to Remove Them
  6. Free up storage space on your Mac.
  7. See Where did my Disk Space go?.
  8. Be sure to Empty the Trash to recover the space.
  9. Replace the drive with a larger one. Check out OWC for drives, tutorials, and toolkits.
  10. Use OmniDiskSweeper or GrandPerspective to search your drive for large files and where they are located.

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