Is your startup disk full? Are you seeingthis message when you boot up your computer? Well stay tuned, because in this tutorial we’regoing to show you the solution that doesn’t involved expensive software or a new harddrive for your computer. You might have already asked yourself the question: What is the startup disk? The simpleanswer is the startup disk is the computer’s internal hard drive, or where all of yourdata: documents, pictures, movies, music, applications are stored. So, if we’re seeingthis error message, our hard drive is full and we need to remove something in order toresolve this issue. So the question is: where is that something that is taking up spaceon your computer? Well for most people, most
of this stuff is going to be in their userfolder. To get there, make sure you’re on the desktop, and then click â€œGoâ€� on themenu bar. In the â€œGoâ€� menu you should see â€œHomeâ€�. If you click on home, you’llsee a new Finder window with your user folder. The user folder is where all of the data onyour computer is stored. The exception to this would be applications, but for the mostpart, data that’s going to be taking up a lot of space that you have the control todelete is going to be in this folder. But how do we find the largest files, and thereforeknow what to delete to free up space on our computer. Well to do that, make sure thatâ€œList Viewâ€� is selected on the top of
the Finder window that’s this button here.And also, make sure that if you click on this gear icon and go to â€œShow View Optionsâ€�that you have quot;Calculate All Sizesquot; and â€œShow Library Folderâ€� selected. So you can checkor uncheck them, we want them checked. You can then close that window and you’ll seeall of the folders in your user folder in a list and size should be one of those options,and if you click on the top of this list it will sort the list from largest to smallest.The reason we want to do this is that if our goal is to free up hard drive space on ourcomputer, and get rid of that â€œStartup disk is fullâ€� message, we want to ideally startwith the largest files possible. It doesn’t
make a lot of sense to delete thousands ofvery small files using expensive extra software, if there’s one or two movies or TV showswe can remove that will resolve the issue right away. Now that we have our list sortedwith the largest files at the top, we double tap on that folder which happens to be themovies folder, we select this folder â€œHuge Movie Filesâ€� and we go CommandDelete onour keyboard, and it goes down to the trash. We can then click on the trash and say empty,and that should resolve our issue with our startup disk being full without extra expensivesoftware or buying a new hard drive for our computer. Thank you so much. Make sure toclick subscribe for all of our latest updates.
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Top 5 Tips on How to Clean your Mac OS X Computer
Hi in today’s tutorial I’m going to showyou little tips on how to clean your Mac on everything I’m going to show you today isfree so there’s nothing that you’re going to have to pay for basically these are simple ways to clean your Mac keeping it optimize and fast and also making sure that hard drive spaceis not being used up by cache files and log files thathave gotten blown up over time
and you really can’t see them unless youkinda dig down deep into a whole bunch of folders so I’mgonna show you little tips on how to find those log files those cache andalso how to simply keep your computers random access memory or virtual memory as clean and as available as possible sothat your applications will run faster and is not sluggish while you working so the first thing we’re gonna talkabout is how to clean your memory
so when I’m speaking about memory I’mtalking about random access memory and one of theapplications that I recommend for this which I’ve been using and I useactually throughout the day as I’m working is something calledmemory clean II will put a link to this in thecomments area of this tutorial but you can download it for free here oryou can get it in the Apple Store which it’s alsofree and when you download it just install it
from the Mac App Store like any of theother apps install into your Applications folder look for the application called memoryclean but eventually after it installs willput a little item up here this little clock item thatwill show you that you can clean I your memory fromthis little area so it makes it very available it also shows you how muchmemory you have available and if your memory goes in the red overhere it usually means you probably need
to clean it a call for this program is you actually do not have to restart yourcomputer you can clean your memory or throughout the day so when is there abig memory hog that happens while you working you mightask one of the ways is when you’re in photoshop and you have done a lot of retouching in Photoshopand now that you’ve done with it you’re not really going to use Photoshopfor lets say the next 2 hours but meanwhile there’s a whole bunch ofcache that is
space that is kinda being taken upby that program so a nice way to clean it would be usinga program such as this and it’s free so all you do is come up here click on it and then you hit this littleblue button called clean memory as you can see it’s going through theprocess so we were at shoot gigabytes let’s see if we get any more available I actually cleaned up before the tutorialso we won’t get too much more by Albert see what if we get a little bitmore than 2.3