When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Laptop Storage?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Seems it was several years ago that I subscribed to extra storage in iCloud and increased my storage capacity of Dropbox. What I didn't realize is iCloud mirrors your computer and uses space on your computer. So does Dropbox, because Dropbox works like a folder. The only way to save space with Dropbox is to use "selective sync" and unsync files from specific computers. Which sort of defeats its purpose.

In any case, I thought I had fixed my storage capacity issue on my MacBook Pro. Instead I bought a little bit of time. Became clear when I checked my storage on my laptop a few days ago. You can check your storage capacity on a Mac laptop by:

  1. Clicking the Apple
  2. Select drop down menu to About This Mac
  3. Click on the "storage" tab

I am operating on less than 10% available. Not good. So I finally said screw it, I'm buying a 1.5 TB on a MacBook Air. I need all of my information readily accessible at the drop of a phone call wherever I may be in the world, which is why an external hard drive will not work.

That's when I learned there are all sorts of benefits to the brand new MacBook Air. Thought I would share these with you,

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Have You Checked Out the New MacBook Air?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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Just 2 nights ago I started dumping stuff I don't have a need for

Jan 26, 2019 09:56 AM #1
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William Feela Unfortunately, I don't have any large files to dump. It would be a tedious process for me to delete bad photos or old files. I have some items from the 1990s on my computer, LOL.

Jan 26, 2019 10:41 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I've never regreted taking a bite of the Apple. I am surrounded by their e-devices and I'm happy. 

Jan 26, 2019 01:32 PM #3
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Apple has such a wide array of new products. I particularly like the beach speaker and the home pods. Not so gung ho on paying Apple ten bucks a month for music I won't own, though. That's like renting a house and not buying it.

Jan 27, 2019 10:03 AM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Oh Elizabeth one more tech thing to check ouch... this  coming week is migration to new email platform and updating of the Bitdiffender and hopefully these two action will not mess up my emails on the phone and then maybe the week after it I will focus on this concept you just shared.... ouch ouch...Endre

Jan 27, 2019 10:18 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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This was eye-opening, Elizabeth. I had no idea that storage in the cloud still ate up space on my computer. Then again, I don't store in the cloud. I've had a computer for years with tons of capacity and when there are things on it that eat up space that I rarely need, I burn it to disc and delte from my hard-drive.

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