Keeping the track of disk space on a mac is very important as it shows how much of the space is occupied and how much is left that can be utilized for the installation of apps and storing other content. This way if you are running out of disk space, you can clean up the mac by uninstalling the un-necessary or un-used apps and make room for the installation of apps, updates, and other things.
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There are two ways to do it. In this guide, we will show you how to check the free disk space on Mac.
Quickly Checking the Disk Space on Mac
You can quickly check the disk space on mac through the Finder window. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Finder by pressing “Command + N” keys from the keypad or by searching through the spotlight search feature.
- In the windows, sidebar click on the disk that you’d like to check for disk space.
- Here at the bottom of the window, you will find the available disk space and the number of items on that drive.
You can repeat this process to check the drive space of another drive by clicking on it from the sidebar in finder.
Checking Disk Space from “About This Mac”
Apple has inculcated detailed disk usage that includes the free disk space, disk space used, and how much space is used by which category i.e. documents, apps, system, etc. You can access it through the “About This Mac” window on mac.
Here’s how to find it:
- Click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of the screen on the menu bar.
- From the drop-down menu select “About This Mac” option on the top of the list.
- The window that pops-up overview your mac’s characteristics. Here, click on the “Storage” tab.
The detailed information on disk space will be presented to you. Hover the mouse cursor to the different colors on the bar to check which color depicts which category and how much space is availed by it.
Moreover, you can also manage the disk space from here by clicking on the “Manage…” button. Here all the recommendations will be listed that allow you to free up space on disks. Also, you can click on the options in the sidebar to see the breakdown of disk usage by file type.