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Whats the best way to save storage on my mac?

By ednawelburg ·
Tags: Cloud, Mac
I really regret picking up the 256 gb version of the m1 air, since I'm close to filling up all my cloud storage (google drive & dropbox) and my mac is currently running at 165 gb remaining, does anyone have any idea how I can save more memory?

I'm a writer, so a lot of the files that are on my computer itself are NDAs, contracts, articles/blogposts, and etc.

TIA!
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Re: storage

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Whats the best way to sav ...

Store less or store it elsewhere, for example:
- expand the free storage on the cloud with paid storage
- also use Apple's iCloud
- use an external hard disk as archive

Replace the 256 GB SSD by a 512 GB (or 1 TB, if offered by Apple).

Critically go through all your folders to see what can be deleted (including duplicate files). See if putting files in a zip-file compresses them.
However, if time is money for you, all the work involved is more expensive than adding resources.

Just as a side note: do you have a good backup system for the files stored on the Mac? I assume you don't want to lose them if something happens.

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Suggestion

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Whats the best way to sav ...

You could always get an external hard disk for storage. They are fairly cheap and easy to install/use. You can always delete unused files/pictures/music files when space runs low.

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Along with the fine answers, I'll add this.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Whats the best way to sav ...

How about a NAS? Read https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/best-nas-drives-mac-3674321/

But with 165 GB remaining free to use it sounds like you have a lot of time till you run out.

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I have to agree

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Along with the fine answe ...

165 GB is a lot of free space and since you said you are a writer, you would have to write a lot of material to fill that much space in an average lifetime.

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