I am very new to mac. I want to upgrade to the latest version of mac but there is not enough space in my mac. After some digging, I found there is a folder called private that is taking more than 38GB of storage. I have given the screenshot below. But some forums on the internet say, I should not delete the private/var/folders. I am not sure what to do. I have no important data to lose. Now should i delete this folder? If yes what is the correct way to delete these huge files?

Found this with the help of omnidisk app


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You can do a Safe Boot (press the Shift Key when you boot) and verify if you get free space after doing a normal reboot. The Safe boot clean system cache files.

  • happy for you. ;-)
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    Commented May 2, 2021 at 9:03

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