I’ve been given a MacBook Pro to look at and asked to help reclaim storage back from this "other" business..
It's my understanding that this is mostly made up of BS operating system files, old updates and cloned files images etc. Seems its actually just a category that MacOSX and iOS use to catgorise file types it doesn't have associated with something it knows about.
First question, am I right in that and second, is the best approach to leave the "other"s the fuck alone?
Its a decent enough macbook pro, but its crippled by only a 120gb SSD drive. Of which 80gb is "Other", meaning only about 20gb is left on it given its been purged a lot of shit on it already just to install the latest MacOSX whatever that is. Now I'm not 100% tech'd up when it comes to macs. I own one, but all my skills are for WinX really. I'm thinking a file scanning utility to see if there any huge files I can get quick wins from. Disk Inventory X is the one I know of and used before.
Likelihood is I have to pull the 120gb SSD and slap in a bigger one. This looks a bit of a minefield to find a compatible one. Anyone done this upgrade, its supposed to be easy, but like fuck I am risking fucking it up. Some "OWC" gear seems good, with the tools and an enclosure to copy data back to the new drive. But its proper expensive. Surely theres options here...
Yes I will back it up first...