Delete User Cache Files in Mac OS X

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to demonstrate how to delete user cache in Finder in Mac OS X.

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Steps

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    To begin, make sure that you have the Finder open
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    Then, press "command" + "shift" + "G" on the keyboard
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    This keyboard shortcut will open a search window.
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    Then, type "~/library/caches" in the text box
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    Click the blue "Go" button
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    When the search results are shown, make sure that you can see the file sizes. We have explained how to show the file sizes in another tutorial.
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    Next, click "Size" above the file list
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    This will sort the folders by the file size. In this video, there are 54.2 GB in the "Adobe" folder that can be freed up.
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    To expand the "Adobe" folder, click the arrow next to the blue folder icon
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    Right-click the "After Effects" folder
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    In this video, the "After Effects" folder is taking up a lot of space. It can be deleted too. This folder grows as we work in Adobe After Effects.
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    Click "Move to Trash" in the menu
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    For this tutorial, the "Lightroom" folder is deleted in the same way
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