Ever wonder what's bloating up your hard drive? Let me give you a hint: you don't always see the files right there, blankly staring up at you. Sometimes you gotta dig deep to get them out of the trenches and out of your hard drive. There are five Mac applications in particular that love to cause bloat. Here's a list of 'em, and a hint at how to get rid of the offenders and free up disk space for data you actually want.
Many of us don’t give the Mac OS X Dock a second thought beyond clicking icons to open our most frequently used applications or accessing the Trash to retrieve a file we decided to keep -- which is too bad, because the Dock holds a number of hidden features to make you more productive.
My roommate played an April Fools’ prank on me by deleting a bunch of files from my Mac, an iMac running Snow Leopard. When I busted him on it, he said, “They’re still in the Trash can. Just drag them back out.” Well, I’m a stickler for organization, but I don’t recall where each and every one of those mistakenly trashed files used to reside. Is there a third-party utility that can help me? I’ve password-protected my Mac in the meantime.