"Other" storage issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ruffian829, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    Hi all,

    I purchased a macbook air last August and it has 120GB of storage. Considering I do 99% photos and basic internet browsing with nothing else on my laptop, I figured this would be fine. Admittedly, my photo library is big, it says 38.58 gb. BUT, "other" is taking up 47.79GB. I am so confused as to what this "other" is. I have downloaded CleanMyMac3 and it did not help (in fact, my Other seemed to increase after use).

    Any suggestions here? I am still using the photo stream on photos, not iCloud / photo storage... would that make any difference? I have no idea how to free up space here. I haven't really downloaded any apps, I don't do much else on my macbook.

    I'm desperate for help here, I have "no space" left on a relatively new/very lightly used computer. I can't even download and install Sierra...
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    do you use an email client? messages? how big is your downloads folder? you might want to invest in a tool, something like DaisyDisk.
  3. Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    Thank you, I downloaded DaisyDisk. I deleted the email client and through DaisyDisk realized I still needed to delete the cache (7gb) so I've done that. I do use messages (6gb) so I'm going to delete those as well. Downloads folder was already nearly empty.

    A lot of other space seems to be taken by ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.photos.cloud
    ... messing with this seems to be beyond my expertise (which I dare say is from from expert anything, I'm very basic level here)

    Would purchasing iCloud storage and turning on my iCloud sync and such help here??

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