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Only use a version that is compatible with the version of Mac OS X you have installed.These archives are generally far smaller than the original files they contain, provided the original is not already in a compressed format.To use this function, see Apple Care® Knowledge Base document corresponding to the version of Mac OS X you are using: * "Mac OS X 10.5 Help: Compressing files and folders." * "Mac OS X 10.4 Help: Archiving files and folders." Clean up system logs and temporary files Regularly execute the Mac OS X maintenance routines that clean up System logs and temporary files created as part of the UNIX® underpinnings of Mac OS X.Determining available space on your startup disk To check how much free space is available on your startup disk: 1. Emptying the application’s Trash may delete its contents immediately or move its contents to your personal Trash, which you can then empty as noted above. In the General pane, the Capacity, Available (free space), and space Used on your startup disk will be displayed Simple ways to free space You can employ any of the following tips to increase the free space available on your Mac OS X startup disk without altering your hardware.Freeing space on your Mac OS X startup disk While you could replace your current hard drive with a larger model, or install a second internal hard drive if your Mac will support such, the following tips will help you to free some space without changing your hardware. Empty the Trash As obvious as it may sound, some folks regularly Trash files but neglect to periodically empty the Trash. Do not use the Trash as a temporary storage area: only put an object in the Trash if you are sure it is no longer needed.Additional tips are provided for saving more space if you have a second internal hard drive or an available partition. Some applications, such as i Photo® and Mail, have their own Trash, spearate from the Trash seen in the Dock.
If you have not done so already, this is an excellent time to consider implementing a comprehensive backup and recovery solution.
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther® and later include a built-in function for creating compressed archives of files or folders.
Remove unused localization files If you selected the Easy Install option when installing Mac OS X, localization files for over a dozen languages are installed.
These files enable the Mac OS X interface to appear in a variety of languages.
The Get Info window for your startup disk will open.
Archive old files Archive — move, copy and delete, or backup and remove — files you do not use regularly to CD or another backup medium.