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Old Feb 9, 2015, 12:51 PM   #1
lucidmedia
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Sketch 3 autosave and missing disk space

I had noticed over the past few months that my disk space was quickly being devoured when I would use Sketch 3. I would start a work session with 5gb of free space and at the end I would only have 2gb!

I tried everything to hunt this down. I used grand perspective to find large files. It was not the common culprits that secretly eat OS X disk space - iOS backups, etc. No matter what I did, the disk space got eaten up and would not come back.

Finally figured it out today... It was the auto save cache data!

http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/20/clear...a-in-mac-os-x/

I ran the command above and regained 136gb of space.

This is not only a problem with Sketch, any software that uses the OS X autosave can have this issue.

Interestingly, software like Clean My Mac and Grand Perspective do not identify or clear out this cache. You have to remove it manually.
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