How to Check the Storage on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to check the storage on your Mac! In this guide, we will explore different methods that you can use to easily check the storage status of your Mac. Let’s dive in!

Method 1: Using the Apple Menu

To begin, click on the Apple menu icon located at the top-left corner of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “About This Mac”.

A new window will appear with various tabs. Click on the “Storage” tab.

Note: If you are using an older version of macOS, you might need to click on “More Info” before accessing the “Storage” tab.

Method 2: Using Finder

If you prefer using Finder, here’s how you can check your storage:

  1. Open a new Finder window by clicking on the Finder icon in your dock or by pressing Command + N.
  2. In the left sidebar, locate and click on “Applications”.
  3. Scroll down until you find and double-click on “Utilities”.
  4. In the Utilities folder, look for and open “Activity Monitor”.
  5. A new window will appear. Click on the “Disk Usage” tab.

Method 3: Using System Information

If you want a more detailed view of your storage usage, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu icon at the top-left corner of your screen and select “About This Mac”.
  2. In the window that appears, click on “System Report”.
  3. A new window will open with various categories listed on the left side. Click on “Storage”.
  4. You will now see a detailed breakdown of your storage usage, including the amount of space taken up by different categories such as Applications, Documents, and System files.

Method 4: Using Third-Party Apps

If you prefer using third-party apps to check your Mac’s storage, there are several options available on the App Store. Some popular choices include DaisyDisk, Disk Inventory X, and OmniDiskSweeper. Simply search for these apps in the App Store and follow the instructions to install and use them.

Wrapping Up

Checking the storage on your Mac is an essential task to ensure that you have enough space for your files and applications. By following any of the methods mentioned in this tutorial, you can easily keep track of your storage usage and take necessary actions if needed.

We hope you found this guide helpful! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out.

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