If you’re a new Mac user (like me), you’ve probably noticed how easy it is to delete files and folders on your computer. However, when you delete a file, it doesn’t actually get deleted from your computer; it gets moved to the Trash folder. This is a great way to avoid accidentally deleting important files, but it also means that your Trash folder can quickly become cluttered with unwanted files. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you empty the Trash on your Mac.
Step 1: Open the Finder.
The first step to emptying the Trash is to open the Finder. To do this, you can either click the Finder icon on your Dock or use the Spotlight search to open it.
Step 2: Access your Trash folder.
Once you’ve opened the Finder, you’ll see a list of folders on the left-hand side. One of these folders is the Trash folder. Click on this folder to access all the files and folders in your Trash.
Step 3: Select the files you want to delete.
Now you’ll be able to see all the files and folders in your Trash folder. Select the files that you want to delete by clicking on them. You can also select multiple files by holding down the command key and clicking on each file.
Step 4: Empty the Trash.
Once you’ve selected the files you want to delete, go to the Finder menu at the top of your screen and select “Empty Trash.” This will delete all the selected files from your Trash folder and reclaim the space they were taking up on your hard drive.
And that’s all there is to it! By following these steps, you should now know how to empty the Trash on your Mac. This can be especially helpful when your running out of space as it been my case lately thanks to Stable diffusion the the awesomeness of generative AI art.