How to Fix Issues With Other Storage on a Mac
Anyone who has ever had a computer, smartphone, or other techy gadget, knows storage can often be an issue in maintaining those devices. If you don't have enough storage to use your product the way that works for you, the convenience and joy of using it go down the drain.
There's nothing more frustrating than knowing the storage on your product is full, but not knowing how to fix it, what is taking up space, and how to delete or move the data to resolve your storage issue. That's often the case when it comes to Macs with "other" storage issues.
What is "other" storage
If you don't know what "other" storage is, "other" storage is basically a miscellaneous category for your Mac. This can include cache, temporary files, adware, browser extensions, and system files. Really, it includes anything that doesn't fit within the guidelines of the standard storage categories, which is pushed into the "other" category as a way for your Mac to accurately catalog the data on your Mac.
Other storage issues
Unfortunately, there can also be macOS issues that cause your data to be inaccurately cataloged within the "other" category even when it does fit within one of the standard storage categories (though this isn't a super common occurrence). Luckily, "other" storage issues are generally related to a macOS issue, and not a hardware issue, so they tend to be easy to fix.
Other storage mistakes
Often, Mac users download pesky adware (masquerading as helpful security and storage maintenance programs) thinking that adware or program will be able to remove the "other" data that they are having trouble locating. Sometimes, they delete data they don't want to delete to clear up space without making an actual dent in the "other" storage.
So, in this guide, I go over how to clear up "other" storage, how to know if you have an "other" storage issue, and how to fix "other" storage issues.
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