With the advent of the new normal ‘work from home’, every person is using their own devices for official work. It means that all your office work is consuming space on your Mac. These heavy work files and data can lead to a situation where your mac will show you a message of ‘startup disk full’.
For your Mac-OS to operate smoothly, it is important to have at least 10% free space. When there is no space left in the hard drive, your mac will start to slow down and will affect your work.
Read this article to learn how you can free up some space to fix the ‘startup disk full’ error message and continue smooth working of your mac.
Delete System Junk:
The cache files or system junk takes a lot of space and are not necessary for your mac. The cache is generated to speed up the app’s processing but, after their work is done they occupy unnecessary space in your device. There can be a chance of having a cache file of the application you no longer use, and when you clean junk regularly, you eliminate the risk of their pile up. They are temporary files, and that is why you have to delete them on your own. Otherwise, they will make your storage full.
Delete Browser Cache:
Every time you visit a new website, your system creates a cache file for it, so that it loads faster next time. Removing these browser caches helps in clearing up some space in your mac. Every browser has its own way of clearing up cache, you can read more about them to understand their process. Besides, these are unnecessary files, so by removing them you do not lose any data or crucial information.
Clear Your Trash:
There are chances that you may delete unwanted files and data from your mac, but not from your trash. Everything you delete actually gets stored in the trash. It helps in restoring the data you deleted by mistake. But that is not the case always, that is why it is essential to check your trash and permanently delete all the files you for sure do not need. Moreover, every app has its own trash folder, so remember to clear every one of them.
Use Cloud Service:
It is obvious that you can delete everything in your mac to create some space. When you work, you need to access data and files every now and then. To get easy access to your data and free up your disk space, you should save your files in cloud storage. Moreover, you can use encryption protection in cloud storage. It helps in keeping all your databases secure from cyber theft and breach.
Downloading different files when you work is normal. But they also consume space in your disk. It is essential to delete all the non required files and mails from time to time.
Keeping useless files only makes the processing slow and hinder your work performance. By taking some time out of your work and deleting unneeded apps and junks, you do not have to worry about running out of space.