Reduce Google Chrome’s Footprint On OS X

Depending on how long you’ve been using Google’s Chrome web browser application on Mac OS X, you may be able to reclaim a substantial amount of hard drive space without deleting any important data.

Go to Finder, then Applications, and then right-click on Google Chrome and select “Show Package Contents.

Next click Contents and then Versions to see a list of Google Chrome versions which have been stored locally on your hard drive. chrome-osx-local-versions

Highlight and delete the older versions (in my example above, the two folders which start with “46” and preserve only the most recent version (the folder with the largest number). Now empty your trash bin. Depending on how many versions you’ve unknowingly been storing, this can reclaim a substantial amount of hard drive space! 🙂

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