How to check your Mac’s free hard drive space

Macworld | Mar 23, 2018

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

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are you running out of space on your
hard drive or storage device here's how

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to check for your free space there are
five ways to check your free space the

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first two other easiest ways first you
can just click on your hard drive icon

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and press the spacebar and that'll show
you the free space

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another easy way to check your free
space is to open your hard drive and

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just look at the bottom of the Finder
window with this next method you select

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a hard drive press command I on your
keyboard and you'll see the available

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space on your storage device this also
gives you a little more detail about the

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drive another way to do it is to select
the Apple menu and select about this Mac

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then click on storage and this will give
you a little bit more detail about your

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storage device it shows you the
available space but it also shows you

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what kind of files are taking up your
storage you can free up space by

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clicking on the manage tool and this
gives you options to delete or move

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files the last method involves using
Disk Utility it's an app you can find in

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the applications utility folder or you
can just do a spotlight search and

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launch it from there now in Disk Utility
you'll see how much free space you have

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and you'll also have tools you can use
like first aid and partition now you may

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have noticed different numbers on the
free disk space for each method that's

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because Apple uses different ways to
measure disk space but you should get a

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good idea of how much space you have and
whether or not you need to expand

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