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Tip of the Day: How I reclaimed 10GB of Hard Disk Space on my MacBook Pro

I love my MacBook Pro. Quite honestly, it’s the best laptop I’ve ever owned. However, my one regret is not buying the larger hard drive. Anyway, over the last few months, I’ve noticed that my free disk space kept on shrinking. I did all the usual stuff, deleted unneeded applications, ran various disk cleaning tools, etc until finally, I hit the motherlode… I discovered that brew, everyone’s favorite package manager was archiving old versions every time you ran brew update!!

To fix this problem… simply run: brew cleanup. I did this and voila! 10 GB of hard disk space cleaned up!

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  1. CG CG

    I was not so lucky!
    This operation has freed approximately 11.0MB of disk space.

    • Charles Givre Charles Givre

      Bummer. Still… it’s worth knowing about.

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