Is there a good guide to cleaning out my HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    So I can tell that I have a lot of clutter floating around my HDD, but I'm not sure how to get to it. My storage shows a lot of other, even though I have backups turned off.

    What are some general cleaning guidelines? Theres gotta be some things that can be emptied that I just don't know about.

  2. Apple Forex macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2013
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    Workin on it ;)
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    How does that possibly clear clutter off a drive?

    OP, there are a few tools you can get that will show what/where your storage space is going and should help identify the problem folders or areas.
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    There may be a lot of "little" things floating around, but I wouldn't focus on those too much. You'd have to clear out a LOT in order to regain any appreciable amount of space. I would suggest installing DaisyDisk and scanning as Administrator (The app has that option built-in), then drilling down into the areas taking up the most space to see if you have anything you no longer need/use. I wouldn't touch core OS files or areas, but scanning as Admin will show you where basically all of your space is going.

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