How Do I Remove Big Files on MacBook Air/Pro
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 that you don't like anymore, old photos, unneeded DMG files for installing application, etc. It is easy to delete the files, while the real problem is how to locate big files 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 - Dr. Cleaner. This all-in-one Mac system cleaner is often used to clean up the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to free hard disk space . When it comes to removing large files, this Mac cleaner simplifies 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 Dr. Cleaner from Mac App Store.
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Quickly Find & Remove Big Files on MacBook Air/Pro
Step 1. Open Dr. Cleaner on your MacBook. Choose "Big Files" on the left column. Click "Scan" and the program will scan out all big files (files size of 10 MB or larger).
Step 2. 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 completion percentage.
Step 3. You can then view the scanned results. To quickly find out unused large files, you may use combination of size, date, kind, name to arrange the files. For example, you can first click to organize the files by kind (archives, documents, movies, audios and others), and click to further order the files by size.
Step 4. To protect an important file, you may put mouse cursor beside its name and click . The file will be added to White list so that it won't be delete by mistake. Choose "White list" to view files you don't want to remove.
Step 5. Also you can click to view the file on its folder or click the folder name to jump to target folder. Sometimes, users find that the entire folder are unneeded and delete the folder directly.
Step 6. After you have ticked all files that you want to delete, click "Next" on the bottom right corner. You'll be asked to confirm your selections. Please double check the files before you press "Remove".
By using Dr. Cleaner, you can clean your MacBook not only more conveniently, but more effectively. With the program, you can remove data that are hard to find manually, such as duplicate files, system files.
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