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How To Clear Space On Mac?

Sep 29, 2017 6:43:00 PM / by BaseQi


The Apple Macbook has some of the best innovations ever packed into a mobile device. However, there are certain problems that all laptops will encounter, no matter how technologically advanced they are. It’s a common problem: how to clear space on your Mac.


There’s no shortage of people - and situations - that lead to this problem. That’s the good news here: if you think you’re alone in running into this scenario, you’re not. The better news is that sometimes the culprit behind you being unable to free up space on your Mac.


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Here’s some places you can start with:

Get a little help

If you’ve encountered the “low memory space” error, there’s no need to freak out and run to the nearest computer repair shop. You may need help, but there’s not need to get that level of help.


There are plenty of utility software available online that you can download that can help you identify problems with your computer, such as what’s clogging your memory. Even better, they can help you identify which ones you can remove safely, and clear them for you.

Organise, organise

We all need to organise our own stuff every now and then, and even if your laptop doesn’t take as much space as much as your other stuff, there’s just as much clutter in your device that needs to be taken care of.


A lot of the files that tend to clog up your system take the form of videos, pictures, and other files. So it might be a good idea to invest in an external form of storage, such as a hard drive or USB stick, for smaller items. 

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Check the Recycle Bin

Deleted files aren’t always gone. When you delete a file on your computer, it moves to a temporary storage area where you can choose to restore it if you’ve deleted the wrong item.


While your computer is supposed to empty out this storage every now and then, if you’ve deleted a lot of items, it’s a good idea to clean it out yourself manually if you need the space.

Delete Useless Apps

Apps are the primary culprit behind not being able to free up space on your Mac, but the way they hog memory isn’t always that obvious. While you can certainly go and uninstall outdated software or programs that you don’t need, there are hidden files that may bloat your memory like previous versions of software that you’re currently using.


It’s recommended to be at least familiar with how this software works and the steps to properly delete it safely before attempting to do so.

Extra Language Files

You may have seen this on the off-chance that you visit a foreign site that uses a different language, but language packs are also some of the most common causes of bloated memory.


If you communicate solely in one or two languages, it’s a good idea to uninstall these language packs to free up space, as your system may automatically keep adding them without your knowledge. You can also adjust your system settings to stop them from being added again, or at least to notify you when the system wishes to bring them back.

So the next time you think you’re running low on space on your Apple Macbook, stay calm and do a little digging. You might be surprised at what you’ll find - and even more surprised on how easy it is to clean it up.


Hi, we are team Baseqi, thank you for reading our blog! We are a technology startup founded by a team of passionate designers and Apple fanatics. Our goal is to design unique and high-quality accessories at cutting edge prices for all Apple lovers.


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Topics: All About Mac


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