Available Space in Mac

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  1. ca

    cacompguy Registered User

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know what's difference between Available Space and Free Space in Macbook Pro? I have Macbook pro with El Capitan OS, shows Available space 366 GB and Free space as 110 GB. How to purge it? I have 1 TB HDD.

    Thanks

    Guy
     
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    Markat P.I.T.A. Staff Member Administrator B4A Designer

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    Not sure if this will help, posting it anyway:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6456136?start=0&tstart=0
     
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    bar669 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator DEV Guild

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    Regarding your question

    Regarding your question

    Free space is always less than the available space, the difference is the space reserved or used by the system. This space can contain temporary files, or snapshots of the system. But, normally, the difference between available and free space should not exceed 80 Gb. (Reserved for Backup or Snapshot of the system).

    Clean the trashcan, to remove the recycled files. Use the most recent MacCCleaner to free space on your disk. And finally, uninstall apps that do not currently use.

    I recommend that you review this website to help free space.

    Code:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/184091/5-ways-to-free-up-disk-space-on-a-mac/
    
    I hope this will be helpful for you
     
  4. ca

    cacompguy Registered User

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    Thank you @Market,@bar669. Seems like I have difference of 256 GB which is huge. I'll try to use most recent version of cleanmymac app is there better app than it?

    I have 25 GB of xcode catche, can i delete it? I use Delphi xe 10 & xamarin.
     
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    Markat P.I.T.A. Staff Member Administrator B4A Designer

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    I'm not a MAC user but something like this:

    http://ajithrnayak.com/post/95441624221/xcode-users-can-free-up-space-on-your-mac
     
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    cacompguy Registered User

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    ok. Thank you. I'll check it out.
     
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    bar669 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator DEV Guild

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    If you have many video files (e.e.g. movies, courses) move them to external hard disk.

    These two applications can help you with free disk space

    Code:
    https://www.board4allcz.eu/showthread.php?t=625251
    
    https://www.board4allcz.eu/showthread.php?t=626009
     
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    ok. Thank you so much for your help.
     
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