Macbook doesnt have enough space ?

my macbook says i cant install an app because there isnt enough space, the app is 11GB but i have 23GB space 

2 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    usually, you need TWICE the space as the size of the app, because it has to download the installer, and then install it, and it creates temporary files that subsequently get deleted.

    but larger apps may need even more space, up to 3x the app size!

    realistically, if you are wanting to install apps THAT size, you really need to get a larger hard drive. you should NEVER let your free space drop below 1% of the whole drive. the computer may crash if it gets too low!

  • 2 months ago

    Perhaps the downloaded file/app is compressed and will decompress to more than twice its size when it's extracted.

    But I use Windows and Linux, so I could be completely wrong in this case.

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