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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    To begin, make sure that you have the Finder open.
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    Then, press "command" + "shift" + "G" on the keyboard.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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