Have you ever deleted a podcast from iTunes and you are asked if you want want to move the deleted files to the trash?
I always say yes, thinking I would be recovering a lot of hard drive space. Well, it turns out I was wrong.
I don’t know why, but I recently decided to look into my “Podcasts” folder. (To do this go to your hard drive, open “Users,” open your username, open “Music,” open “iTunes,” open “iTunes Music,” and open “Podcasts.”) What did I find? A ton of audio and video files from podcasts I deleted ages ago. Some where old episodes from podcasts I still subscribe to, and some were podcasts I don’t subscribe to and I thought I deleted through iTunes.
I proceeded to delete all of these “previously thought to be deleted” files and cleared out 5GB of space! Yes, I said 5gb of space!
So what is the moral of this Macspiration? If you need more hard drive space, check your “Podcasts” folder. You never know what you might find there.