Empty the Huge Trash Can
I often forget to empty my Trash, which can grow and grow and grow over time, but this picture shows a bloated trash can being taken it to a whole new level. 489GB!
489GB? What on earth is in there? Huge videos? Giant caches? Old downloads? Zips? Archives? PSD files? ISO images of installer discs? That’s a lot of space, all of these files can consume a whole ton of capacity. Nearly 500GB of trash alone, that’s bigger than my main hard drive!
Time to empty that huge Trash can!
This is obviously just kind of here for fun, but this is a legitimate tip: if you’re feeling the pinch for storage, then emptying the Trashcan can often reveal added space that you didn’t realize was being consumed. This happens fairly often to OS X users who may forget to dump their old trashed files so they can sit and linger in the bin waiting to be deleted.
Here are some helpful Trash keyboard shortcuts for Mac, and don’t forget to empty your trash, it’s an easy way to free up a whole lot of disk space sometimes.
This whopper trash can image comes to us from Marco.org, who seems to have something rather substantial stored in the trash waiting to go!