How do I free up space on startup disk on iMac 10.6.8 ?
please send me the solution to free startup disc on a mac
I need desperately to free my space up on my i mac start up.please...........can anyone help?
Thank you so much for help. I did clear cache, but forgot about Chrome, Opera, Firefox,etc. In fact, when in panic mode (receiving message that I could not update software because of space), I deleted Firefox..might have to add this back for Youtube use. I didn't know about cleaning the users' library, but I wanted to tap it too, but was scared..user folder(home folder) was using hundreds of GB! Turning "fire vault" Off seemed to do the trick: freed up 100s of GB!
If you want a real challenge, try to delete pics from your iPhoto or images from Image folder..you delete, delete, delete, empty trash, but photos reappear in iTunes library, etc. I had hundreds of images in image folder: clothes, shoes,furniture, gardening.. just anything that I had ever looked at online..I wasn't aware that these were staying with me for life! on my computer!! WTH ! Thanks again!
To give you some pointers:
clear your browsing data/history within Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox ...
contents of the following folders are safe to be deleted
Empty your Trash! Because that's where all the deleted files end up in.
And all our favorite tool ~now also for the Mac
visualize what is taking up all your space on the hard drive
Thank you for your quick reply. Per your suggestion, I did use monolingual, and it did free up some space. After deleting for hours and with help from Apple Support, it appears that the real culprit was my Fire vault was On and needed to be Off and then a 'restart." And "poof" 500 available GB appeared ! Amazing!
Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your solution!
Thanks so much for this info... shineOn