How Do I Remove Big Files on MacBook Air/Pro

By Lois Green, Monday, March 20, 2017

The most effective way to increase disk space on your MacBook Air/Pro is to remove large files that you need no more. The files could be 

  • Movies, music, documents that you don't like anymore;

  • Old photos and videos;

  • Unneeded DMG files for installing application. 

It is easy to delete the files, while the real problem is how to locate big files quickly on Mac OS X El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks.

Other than searching for large files manually in the Finder through different folders, many users prefer a much more intellegent solution - FonePaw MacMaster. This all-in-one Mac system cleaner is often used to clean up the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to free up hard disk space . When it comes to removing large files, this Mac cleaner can speed up the process by:

  • Scanning out different kinds of big files in one click, including application files, video, music, photos, documents, etc.;

  • Using combination of date, size, kind, name to quickly locate target large files;

  • Adding important files to white list to avoid mistaken deletion.

The big files feature is totally free on the program. Click the download button below to get FonePaw MacMaster from the following button.

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Quickly Find & Remove Big Files on MacBook Air/Pro

Step 1. Open MacMaster on your MacBook. Choose "Large & Old Files" on the left column.

Open the Program

Step 2. You will see the explaination about this feature. Then click "Scan" to detect the big files and old files. The scanning could take a while if your MacBook are crammed with files. You can tell how many files are left to be scanned by the completion percentage.

Scanning Big Files on Mac

Step 3. You can then view the scanned results. To quickly find out the unused large files, you may use combination of size, date, to arrange the files. For example, you can first click "Sort By" on the top right side to select the filters, and click to further order the files by size.

Find Files Quickly on Mac

Step 4. To avoid misdeletion, you can protect an important file by putting mouse cursor beside its name to check so that it won't be delete by mistake. Tick certain ones and get them cleaned. When those data is deleted, there is a note telling you how many storage is removed.

Free up Files

Note: You can freely choose "> 100 MB", "5 MB to 100 MB", "> 1 Year" and "> 30 Days" to check your large and old contents on iMac or MacBook.

In conclusion, by using MacMaster, you can clean your MacBook more conveniently and effectively because the program can:

  • Quickly identify the unneeded big files by organizing files by size, date, kind, name;  

  • Add important files to white list to avoid misdeletion;  

  • Locate file folders in one click.

With the program, you can also remove data that are hard to find manually, such as duplicate files, system files.

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