My computer is running low in disk space

You may see this error message on your dashboard when you reach 10% of storage space left on the internal drive of your computer. If your computer runs too low in disk space, Lima could be unable to display your files properly on your computer anymore.

If you have photos, music, videos or other files that you want to keep but don't necessarily want on your computer, consider making them online-only with Lima. You'll still be able to view those files as long as your computer is connected to the Internet but they won't take up space on your computer.

All the files available online only are tagged with a Lima badge. They don’t take up space on your computer anymore. Files that are stored locally have no badge. To make them online-only, you merely have to select them, right-click, then click on ‘Remove offline version’. A Lima badge will appear on those files.

Tip: to free up more space on your computer, you can also remove a whole folder by right-clicking on it, then click ‘Remove offline version’.

If the free space on your computer is still insufficient after having removed offline version of your files, consider uninstalling desktop apps you no longer need.

Windows

Uninstall desktop apps you don't need anymore - note that this procedure may change according to your OS (you can find Windows explaination here):

  1. Click on the start button at the bottom left corner of the screen and then click on "All Apps".
  2. Click right on a program, and select Uninstall. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

Cleaning out your PC on a regular basis frees up drive space and helps it run better. One of the easiest ways to clean up files you no longer need is by using Disk Cleanup:

  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, select Disk Cleanup.
  2. If prompted, tap or click the drive that you want to clean up, and then tap or click OK.
  3. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box in the Description section, tap or click Clean up system files. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.
  4. If prompted, tap or click the drive that you want to clean up, and then tap or click OK.
  5. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then tap or click OK.
  6. In the message that appears, tap or click Delete files.
  7. Go back to Computer in File Explorer, tap or click the drive you cleaned up, and then tap or click Refresh.

Mac

  1. To uninstall apps you purchased from the Mac App Store, hold down an app’s icon in Launchpad until all the icons begin to jiggle. Click an app’s delete button (x) to uninstall the app.
  2. If an icon doesn’t have a delete button, that app can’t be uninstalled. For example, apps that come with OS X can’t be uninstalled.
  3. To uninstall other apps, drag the app to the Trash (the Trash is located at the end of the Dock), and then choose Finder > Empty Trash.
  4. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, select the app in the Trash, and then choose File > Put Back.

Warning: when you empty the Trash, the app is permanently removed from your computer. If you have any files that you created with the app, you may not be able to open them.

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