There are millions of Mac users out there, but not all of them remember to empty their trash after a certain time period like a month or a week. If you just stand there and let your files build up over time, the files in the trash will take up a considerable amount of space on your hard drive, thus slowing down your computer.
Fortunately, macOS now allows you to empty trash from your Mac every 30 days. If you don’t want to manually empty trash, you can have macOS Sierra do it for you.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to automatically empty trash from your Mac every 30 days. Before we begin, note that this feature is only available in macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.
Steps to automatically empty trash from your Mac every 30 days
Step one: First off, you need to click on the desktop to activate the Finder menu. From here, you simply need to select Preferences from the menu to proceed
Step two: Next up, you have to click Advanced tab from the Finder Preferences window pane. After that, all you need to do is to tick the box next to the “Remove items from the trash after 30 days”
Step three: Once you are done, you simply need to exit out of the Finder Preferences window pane and you are done.
Keep in mind that the feature doesn’t remove all the files in your Trash at once after 30 days. It will delete all the items after they have been in the trash for 30 days.
If you change your mind, all you need to do is to repeat the above process and uncheck the box from the Finder Preferences window pane. If you want to manually remove items from the trash on your Mac, you simply need to right-click on the trash icon and click Empty Trash from the drop-down menu.
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