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Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course by Scholle McFarland

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Manage Your Storage

The multiple-terabyte hard drives of today may seem to have solved all our storage problems, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t found ways to fill up every bit of the storage we have. And while desktop Macs have bulked up their storage space over the years, laptop Macs actually have less storage than models from six or seven years ago, as Apple has transitioned from mechanical hard drives to solid-state storage: the MacBook Air has at most 512 GB of flash storage.

In the past, apps like WhatSize and CleanMyMac helped Mac users with spring cleaning rituals, but now Sierra offers a range of tools to help you wrangle your bytes year round. You’ll find them all by choosing Apple  > About this Mac > Storage and clicking the Manage ...

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