It is my 'Macintosh HD Info':
However from time to time I get this 'There is not enough disk space available to install the product.'.
So I really want to free up some space.
I also use the 'CleanMyMac 3' to identify the files to remove.
It suggests these large files:
My questions are
How can I make OSX to start the purging process?
I hesitate to remove those MOV files because I am not sure if it will also remove them from my iCloud Photos library. The warning from CleanMyMac is quite dire: "Are you sure you want to permanently remove "IMG_3627.MOV"? You can't undo this action."
I certainly do not want to remove it from my photo library. I just want to remove the local copy so I can free more space.
So is there a safe way to reclaim the local space without removing the MOV files from icloud?
- I have already used the 'Optimise Mac Storage' option