MacBook Air with SSD capable of quickly indeed very proud of its users but in some cases, the SSD is too small to store a variety of data, especially for those who choose a lot of files in bulk. For that you need to perform well SSD management, including removing all source files iMovie. If you have done it but the Mac hard drive space is still not enough to accommodate a collection of files then you need to follow these tips advanced that contains 5 steps to avoid overloading the hard drive.
1. Delete Cache Files
Even if you use a Mac desktop that has a very large space but to save hard drive space is still important to do. You can do this by deleting the cache files.
When you delete apps to make the disk space a little relieved, that still leaves the actual user application cache is not deleted also. The files were left to help the performance of OS X and various applications installed on the Mac. If you no longer use an application, you can delete the entire cache file.
How, in the Finder press Command-Shift-G or click on the Go menu, select Go To Folder. Then type:
~ / Library / Caches /
This way you will display the folder that contains the user caches. Once open, you need sorting files by size to determine the size of the files and folders you want to delete.
Open the View menu and select Show View Options or press Command-J on the keyboard. Click the checbox which is on the Calculate All Sizes and close the windows View.
The next Mac will show the number of all files in the Finder, including folders. If you are not yet set, then immediately set course windows to do with the List View or Command-2 on the keyboard.
Well, now you can see the cache file with the largest size there at the top by clicking the Size once again. Furthermore please delete all the files that you no longer need.
2. Delete Speech Voices
Another thing you can do to save hard drive space by deleting voices Mac files are used OS X for text-to-speech. This file type can be very large and need to be removed when no longer used.
Open Terminal from the Application folder, dock, or use an app like Alfred launching system. Type the following command:
cd / System / Library / Speech /
The above command will change the directory (cd) that you use speech to another directory where files are located. To delete all of them, type the following command:
Voices sudo rm-rf / *
If in doubt use the method above, you can manually delete the voice files through the folder / System / Library / Speech / Voices / then delete the voices that you do not use, such as the cello or Bahh.
3. Check the Application Support folder for Steam Game Files
For gamers who frequently use digital gaming portal Steam, you need to check the Steam files that you can delete.
Open the Finder, open the folder behavior ~ / Library / Application Support /. Inside that folder you will find a folder that Steam could be lots and lots of files from different games you no longer play. Be sure to Calculate All Sizes from the View menu when viewing the Steam folder and sorting based on Size. You will be able to see the game files are very large, delete it if you no longer use.
Other folders that you need to see is the Application Support. A number of applications use the folder to store the files that you no longer even wear. Make sure you pick and choose which files should be deleted.
4. Delete File in System Logs and QuickLook Cache
System logs is one place that contains a lot of files to help work the system OS X. However, you can just delete the files in it because the files can be made many times.
Open Terminal from the Applications folder or Dock. Type the following command:
sudo rm-rf / private / var / log / *
Command over befungsi to clean up system logs, including when you run the command above. Therefore you can often do this to increase your Mac space.
Furthermore please close the Terminal window and open another one. Type the following command:
sudo rm-rf / private / var / folders /
The above command will clean QuickLook file and you can do regularly to keep the Mac space. It should be noted that each of the above command prompts you to enter the administrator password.
5. Disable Mac SafeSleep Mode
There is an OS X feature that was released in 2005 called SafeSleep. SafeSleep is basically made a hibernation mode to save the current condition of your use Mac so that when you turn it on at a later time after sleep, the Mac will be in the same condition as when you left. Such conditions do not change even when the battery ran out and shut down.
In OS Lion, Apple then introduced two new features called Autosave and Resume that provides similar SafeSleep. Unfortunately, all of these features actually consuming hard drive space. To disable SafeSleep mode, open a terminal and type the following command:
sudo pmset hibernatemode 0
Command over deadly SafeSleep function. Afterwards you need to delete the image SafeSleep file by typing the following command:
sudo rm / var / vm / sleepimage
If you use Mac often still connected to power when in sleep mode and the battery has never been below 20% then it means you are not using a Mac SafeSleep. Thus disabling SafeSleep become mandatory for you to do.
For non-Mac equipped with SSD, it takes longer to save SafeSleep image to your hard drive. In contrast, for the Mac that uses SSD Mac, not necessary at all to do the same. Later if you want to reactivate SafeSleep, type the following command in Terminal:
sudo pmset-a hibernatemode 3