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Old 05-09-2021, 11:57 AM   #5
OtinG
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Well, slowly making progress. As seen in the pre and post cleanup images attached, I've managed to reduce the System by about 10 GB and the over all used space by about 30 GB. So I'm now back down to where it used to be at around 115 GB available. I had to do a lot of cache deleting, mostly with Adobe CreativeCloud, and I moved several cache and backup folders to the Samsung T5 2 TB external SSD drive that always stays connected to my MacBook Pro.

Steps Taken So Far
  • Deleted Adobe Media Cache and Adobe Media Cache Files folders in Library
  • Purged Adobe Lightroom cache via the Lightroom app
  • Purged Adobe Camera Raw cache via the Adobe Camera Raw app
  • Purged Adobe Photoshop cache via the Photoshop app
  • Moved Lightroom cache folder to external Samsung T5 2TB SSD drive
  • Moved Lightroom backup folder to external Samsung T5 2TB SSD drive
  • Moved Adobe Camera Raw cache folder to external Samsung T5 2TB SSD drive
  • Moved Photoshop scratch disk folder to external Samsung T5 2TB SSD drive

There is still way too much bloat in System though, so I’m going to keep looking for it and purge it as much as possible. BTW, the CleanMyMac X app scan shows tat I cleaned up almost all the cache bloat it found, and a lot of the other bloat as well. I'm glad I didn't pay to use it as I managed to do almost as much as it would have, and for free. I think I probably have a lot of bloat from apps that were installed by other apps and apps I don't even use. Back to the hunt...

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