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 navigate to Contents > Frameworks > Google Chrome Framework.framework > Versions to see a list of Google Chrome versions which have been stored locally on your hard drive.
Highlight and delete the older versions. In my case, I’ll leave the folder for version 87.0.4280.88 (the most recent version) and the link for Current. I’ll delete everything else (87.0.4280.67, in this case). 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! 🙂
Drop me a line if you have questions.
I followed the process but did not see a “Versions” folder. Is there a way to do this via Terminal?
Hey Gabriel! It seems like the path has been moved to Contents > Frameworks > Google Chrome Framework.framework > Versions.
Hope this helps!
Just found this now and it worked like a charm. Thanks! (and don’t hesitate to post more tips along the same line. 😉 )
Thanks so much for the feedback, Cate! 🙂
Thanks! Finally a step by step process for Mac users.
You’re very welcome! Thanks for the comment, Mel! 🙂
Thanks this is awesome simple and straight forward!
Thanks Chasity! Glad it helped! 🙂