Yo, Gents, hope everyone has been well.
My niece, who does some heavy media work (pics, graphic design, etc) is having an issue with her 2014 Macbook Pro.
Here's her text to me:
Okay I’m trying to decide if I should restore my MacBook to factory settings. It has 120GB of storage and 8GB ram and lately it’ll drop down really low and say I only have like 50MB of storage left but if I restart it jumps back to like 8 GB. I work off of external hard drives, so I have very little stored on my actual computer. I have no idea why it gets down soooo low. I work in adobe creative cloud and I’m not able to get my work done because I have to restart my computer so often. And now it won’t even get back up to 8GB after restart, more like 2GB. I’m thinking that time machine might be partly to blame because I haven’t backed up since December. There are weird problems with my backup disk, the old backups won’t delete. So then the new backup won’t write to my hard drive (probably because there’s not enough storage on it for a new backup)
Anyway, because I don’t save to my computer I’m not sure I’d want to reboot from a backup anyway because I don’t want all the random files that are potentially taking up space on my computer? I would just need to redownload creative cloud, Spotify and chrome. I’d probably lose my Microsoft office suite unless I could copy it over from one of the old backups.
Her System istaking up 95GB and she's got no idea why.
Anyone here have some insight? Thx.