Is your startup disk full? are you seeing this message when you boot up your computer? Well stay tuned, because in this tutorial were going to show you the solution that doesnt involved expensive software or a new hard drive for your computer. You might have already asked yourself the question: What is the startup disk? The simple answer is the startup disk is the computers internal hard drive, or where all of your data: documents, pictures, movies, music, applications are stored. So, if were seeing this error message, our hard drive is full.
And we need to remove something in order to resolve this issue. so the question is: where is that something that is taking up space on your computer? Well for most people, most of this stuff is going to be in their user folder. To get there, make sure youre on the desktop, and then click Go on the menu bar. In the Go menu you should see Home. If you click on home, youll see a new Finder window with your user folder. The user folder is where all of the data on your computer is stored. The exception to.
This would be applications, but for the most part, data thats going to be taking up a lot of space that you have the control to delete is going to be in this folder. But how do we find the largest files, and therefore know what to delete to free up space on our computer. Well to do that, make sure that List View is selected on the top of the Finder window thats this button here. And also, make sure that if you click on this gear icon and go to Show View Options that you have Calculate All Sizes and Show.
Library folder selected. so you can check or uncheck them, we want them checked. you can then close that window and youll see all 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 our computer, and get rid of that Startup disk is full message, we want to ideally start with the largest files possible. It doesnt.
Make a lot of sense to delete thousands of very small files using expensive extra software, if theres one or two movies or TV shows we can remove that will resolve the issue right away. Now that we have our list sorted with the largest files at the top, we double tap on that folder which happens to be the movies folder, we select this folder Huge Movie Files and we go CommandDelete on our 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.
Top 5 Tips on How to Clean your Mac OS X Computer
Hi in today’s tutorial i’m going to show you little tips on how to clean your Mac on everything I’m going to show you today is free 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 space is not being used up by cache files and log files that have gotten blown up over time and you really can’t see them unless you kinda dig down deep into a whole bunch of folders so I’m gonna show you little tips on how to find those log files those cache and also.
How to simply keep your computers random access memory or virtual memory as clean and as available as possible so that your applications will run faster and is not sluggish while you working so the first thing we’re gonna talk about is how to clean your memory so when I’m speaking about memory I’m talking about random access memory and one of the applications that I recommend.
For this which i’ve been using and i use actually throughout the day as I’m working is something called memory clean II will put a link to this in the comments area of this tutorial but you can download it for free here or you can get it in the Apple Store which it’s also free and when you download it just install it.
From the mac app store like any of the other apps install into your applications folder look for the application called memory clean but eventually after it installs will put a little item up here this little clock item that will show you that you can clean I your memory from this little area so it makes it very.
Available it also shows you how much memory you have available and if your memory goes in the red over here it usually means you probably need to clean it a call for this program is you actually do not have to restart your computer you can clean your memory or throughout the day so when is there a big memory hog that happens while you working you might ask.
One of the ways is when you’re in photoshop and you have done a lot of retouching in Photoshop and now that you’ve done with it you’re not really going to use Photoshop for lets say the next 2 hours but meanwhile there’s a whole bunch of cache that is space that is kinda being taken up by that program so a nice way to clean it would be using a program such as this and it’s free.
So all you do is come up here click on it and then you hit this little blue button called clean memory as you can see it’s going through the process so we were at shoot gigabytes let’s see if we get any more available I actually cleaned up before the tutorial so we won’t get too much more by Albert see what if we get a little bit more than 2.3.