I have a friend with a 2020 Mac mini w 500 GB storage. She is out of hard drive space. We have deleted so many items and have only cleared up 12 GB. She uses about 200 GB, her husband uses 150 GB and the rest (150 GB) is “other” (under the “manage your storage” option).
(1) can she upgrade storage on this Mac mini with an authorized reseller for example
(2) what application do you recommend to run on her computer to try to remove large files that are not needed in the “other” bucket? I went into her ~library but I am not going to delete any files there, when I don’t know what they are or how they are used.
(3) While she could move files to an external drive, honestly she doesn’t have a large photos library (<50gb), and we've deleted most apps she doesn't use. I've been through her downloads file folder and deleted all low hanging fruit. I was able to get the 12 GB back, but that's it. I'm making her go through her email - I think that's a huge file but she's a gmail user and I'm surprised that's taking up room on her hard drive vs Google's storage? She uses an external drive for Time Machine. She wants to upgrade to Monterey but doesn't have enough storage space cleared up to do it. ----- Liz