MacOS High Sierra Users Low Disk Space Warnings

Some macOS users running macOS High Sierra (10.13) have reported a low disk space warnings/loss of disk space. If deleting files and emptying your Trash does not appear to return any disk space, you may be suffering from a bug with Apple’s Local Snapshots.

To remedy the issue do the following:

  1. OpenĀ Terminal from /Applications/Utilities.
  2. Run the below command, and enter your administrator password if prompted:
sudo tmutil thinLocalSnapshots / 10000000000 4

This will remove any Local Time Machine Snapshots on your Mac, hopefully freeing up disk space.

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