Free solutions to clean up a MacBook Pro Hard Drive
Almost every MacBook Pro user would save every photo, every document and every video we like on our MacBook Pro. Sooner or later, you will find the hard drive of your MacBook is almost full, and the computer is slow when accessing files. Running your MacBook with low disk space is not only pulling down performance, but also putting your system at risk for a crash. Here's how to clean up your Mac's hard drive and return some much needed space and speed.
Guidance to free up some Mac's hard disk space:
- Utilize diverse storage devices. Save all of your personal document files to disc instead of all your MacBook Pro. These files include any word processing files, spreadsheets and database files. Label all discs for quick retrieval later.
- Broom those out-of-dated data out. Delete any personal document files you haven't open in one year from your hard drive. Since you have saved them to a disc, you still have copies of the files in case you need them later. Reorganize the remaining files into folders labeled for each application type--"Spreadsheets," "Databases" and so on.
- Classify your data. Save all of your iPhoto and video files to disc. Delete the files from your hard drive. If you want to keep some of the files on your system, choose just your favorites. Second, open iTunes and the other "i" family programs and copy or delete any music you no longer play or like. Don't forget to copy and delete any podcasts you may have.
- Open your email client and delete any old emails and sent emails. If you must keep them, save them to a disc. Open your chat client and clear out any chat logs.
- Delete any unused applications you have downloaded or put on the MacBook since you purchased it. Leave the Mac system files alone, and don't delete any applications that came with the system. Next, delete any unused icons from your desktop.
- Open Safari, click on "Edit," then "Empty Cache" to clear any saved web pages. In Internet Explorer, click "Tools," then "Internet Options," then "Delete" under "Browsing History." A menu will appear, and you can then choose to delete temporary Internet files and other files.
- Empty the system trash can and the trash can located within iPhoto. Your system clean up is complete.
Another useful way is to use Macbook Pro cleanup tool – EaseUS CleanGenius, which is a cleanup software for Mac cleaning. Use it, all junks files set in different area can be found and then erase them in a second.
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