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I'm having some problem with my mac (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)). I freed some spaces by deleting some folders but when I analyse mac HD I get the following:

Available: 79.29 GB (44.52 GB purgeable)

Installing windows 10 on bootcamp still returns the error "not enough space" so I started looking at tutorials on how to get rid of that "purgeable" space. I have tried everything, enabling store optimisation, apple cloud, disabling everything, nothing worked.

I stumble upon a tutorial that suggested to create fake files to fill the hard disk and then remove them (with iCloud disabled).

The problem is that the command suggested in the tutorial:

mkfile -n 10g ./test

Doens't work, it creates a file, but if I analyse the file:

Size: 10,737,418,240 bytes (4 KB on disk)

So it should occupy 10 gigs but in reality it occupies almost no space at all.

What can I do to get rid of that space?

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Try using a tool like CleanMyMac, they usually have an option around the lines of "Remove System Junk".

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