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.

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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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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

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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