A Macbook might have 128 GB space and this is huge. Still in some time you could see that startup disk is almost full. It is highly recommended to keep your hard drive clean and organized. If your hardware space isn’t full, it is important to clear the junk on your hard disk. You could delete a few files and apps that are of no use. However for a detailed cleansing you could require to clean the language files, duplicate files, deleting attachments will also be required.
If your computer is running slow, you may need to clean up mac storage by finding and deleting the unnecessary files on your laptop. Here are 5 steps to accomplish your mission:
1] Disk Clean Up
Windows has certain built in tools that can automatically find and delete unnecessary files to free the disk space. Search the file in the Start menu, this will scan the PC and show the space used by temporary files, download updates, cached files and the files from the recycle bin. You have to select the boxes to delete some or all of the files. You need to click the Clean UP system files for a deeper scan.
2] Uninstall games and apps
This a quick way to free up the space by deleting the games and apps you do not require. From the start menu search for Control Panel and then click on the option Uninstall a program. Clicking on this a list of installed programs appears and you can arrange them as per their size by using the option Size. The programs that take most of the space are at the top. Now deleting them one by one can give you a lot of free space on the disk.
3] Restore points
Windows creates a restore points automatically so you can shift to the previous mode if something goes wrong. This also requires disk space. It is not advisable to delete the restore points as there will be no backup if anything goes wrong.
4] Tune-up utilities: delete driver downloads, duplicate files and more
Apart from the in-built tools there are a lot of utilities that can find and delete the unnecessary files. There are tools that can delete the duplicate files and these tools can be downloaded free of cost and there are ones that can be bought also.
5] How to detect large files on your hard drive
Even if the above tips do not work you can type’ size: gigantic’ in the search bar. This will show the list of any file that is over 128MB in size. This will downloads, outdated drivers, backups and ISO images. You can delete from here but be careful about what you are deleting.