What is “other” on Mac storage?

Have you ever had a time when your hard disk space was full? As a result, you were not able to save any new photos or videos that were valuable souvenirs for you? Today we would like to tell you about a tip that will allow you to free up some disk space to successfully save new files.

Have you seen the Mac ‘Other’ section? Do you know how much disk space this could be taking up? Mac’s Other section contains various types of files that do not fall into any specific storage category (movies, photos, music, applications, email).

Usually, the Mac ‘Other’ section contains unnecessary files which only take up disk space. The ‘Other’ section may collect such types of files as, for example, .doc, .pdf, .psd, .zip, .dmg, system caches, browser caches, chunks, application plug-ins, and similar files, and not belonging to any from the category of movies, photos, music, applications or email. So, check what is in the ‘Other’ folder and successfully free up unnecessarily overloaded disk space gaining additional space for photos or videos.

How to check what is on the Mac ‘Other’ storage?

  1. First of all, open the Apple menu.
  2. In the next step, go to the About This Mac.
  3. Now, click Storage.
  4. At this moment, you will be able to see how much space the ‘Other’ is taking.
  5. To optimize the storage, click the Manage button and sort out the files that are no longer needed.



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How to update my Mac?

Wondered how to update your Mac to the latest system version? Do you want to use a Mac device with the newest macOS system version? Are you looking for an option that allows you to smoothly update Mac from Apple? We are coming with the instructions, where we show you how to easily update your Mac to the latest system version. Just follow the below tutorial and get the knowledge of how to download and install the newest macOS version.

How to update macOS on Mac?

  1. In the first step, select System Preferences from the Apple menu located on the corner of your screen.
  2. In the next step, click Software Update.
  3. At this moment, Update Now or Upgrade Now.
  • If you can see that your Mac is Up To Date, macOS and all its applications are up to date.
  • If you want to update an app downloaded from the App Store, please use the App Store to successfully update it.
  • If you would like to update your Apple iOS device, follow our article and successfully complete the update.

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How to Check Storage on Mac?

You are not sure about your Mac storage? Do you wonder to verify how much space you have left? Today, we are coming to show you how to successfully get access to the information about Mac storage. You will be able to check out if you have enough space to download additional files to your Mac from Apple. There are several ways to verify how much storage is already in use and which is free. So stay with us and discover how to see the free disk space of your Mac device.

Below we present a few several ways to check the storage on Mac:


Preview Mac storage

  1. Firstly, locate and pick the storage device on the Mac desktop. Or if the storage device is not on the desktop, get access to the Finder window, and have a look in the column located on the left side, under the Devices heading, and pick the storage device.
  2. Nextly, click the spacebar. Now, you should see the opened window, that shows the capacity of the storage device and the available space.
  3. Perfect! Now, you can just close the window by pressing the spacebar or Command-W or simply tap on the close-window icon located on the upper left, marked as an X in the circle.

Window status bar on Finder

This option allows you to monitor your disk space all the time from the Finder.

  1. Just open the Finder window, if you don’t have it press the Finder Dock icon, or go to File and select New Finder Window.
  2. Now, open the View menu and pick the Show status bar. This way you will know how many items are in the folder you are using, and if you browse a folder on the disk you will also get a read of free disk space.

Get Mac hard drive info

  1. Simply go to the Go, and the Computer, then just pick the hard drive icon under Devices.
  2. Nextly, select the File menu and simply choose to Get Info, or just press Comand-I on the Mac keyboard.

The Info window will give you information about capacity, available on the Mac space, and used Mac space, and much other info.

About this Mac

  1. Just, go to the Apple menu, and choose About This Mac.
  2. Then, choose the Storage tab from the toolbar and see how much free hard drive space you have. (On OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks, select button More info and click Storage).

As a result, you will also get an overview of files that take up disk space to a large extent.

Mac’s Disk Utility app

The Disk Utility app on your Mac computer allows you to view the free disk space.

  1. First, open Spotlight by pressing the magnifying glass located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Now type Disk Utility in the search box.
  3. When the system searches for Disk Utility, confirm by pressing Enter.
    Disk Utility can also be located via Applications> Utilities.
  4. When Disk Utility opens, select the name of your hard disk from the forwarded list where you will be able to see the disk capacity, available and used space, and other information.


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How to find MacBook model number?

Are you looking for a model number of MacBook you currently own? If you are planning to sell your used device, then find out how to specify its model. You can easily locate its serial number, model identifier, and part number on MacBook’s surface. Here are several ways to look up Apple Mac model among various types, not only on a receipt or invoice.

The original packaging box may include MacBook serial number that will help you to detremine the model number.

In the following article, you will be able to find out how to:

How to find MacBook model?

  1. First of all, launch the Settings app.
  2. Then, choose the General tab.
  3. Enter the About option.
  4. At this step, you will be able to read the MacBook model and the part number.

How to check MacBook model without a physical device?

  1. Firstly, go to Apple’s Check Coverage page.
  2. Secondly, enter the device’s Serial Number that is printed next to the barcode sticker on the original package box.
  3. Thirdly, press the Continue button.
  4. Find out the MacBook model number, and check the device details about supported services.

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How to right-click on Mac?

Are you struggling with the intuitive clicks and scrolling gestures on your Mac? Or maybe you are looking for a different manner to perform a right-click. Here we are coming with instructions about how to deal with right-clicks on your Mac’s trackpad or on the Apple Magic Mouse, which actually has no standard buttons.

In this article you will find out how to right-click on Mac:

How to right-click on Mac using a Control button?

To right-click on Mac, hold down the Control button, below you will be able to find out where is it placed on the keyboard. At the same time, tap on a trackpad or simultaneously press the left button when you click an item.

How to right-click on Mac using a trackpad?

How to right-click with two fingers?

To right-click, tap on a trackpad using two fingers at a short distance. The result will be the same as a right-click. If a trackpad sensor doesn’t react, launch the Settings app and look into trackpad options in the System Preferences.

How to right-click with corner taps?

Another good way is to use side bottom corner taps on a trackpad. To right-click, try to press on the edge of the bottom surface of a trackpad. Mind that this additional option also requires activation in the System Preferences.

How to right-click on Apple Magic Mouse?

The Apple Magic Mouse literally doesn’t have typical buttons but allows users for swiping and scrolling gestures. To right-click, tap once intuitively on the right side of it.

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