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nickosbad
Sep 1, 2012, 03:48 PM
Hiya

I have recently got my new MBA and at this point I have not set up iTunes or iPhoto but I am showing approx 2GB of Music, Movies and Photos

I can't see them in Finder and am wondering what they may be as I certainly haven't put anything on it yet?

Is there anything I can do to get this space back?

Cheers



GGJstudios
Sep 1, 2012, 03:50 PM
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain: What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating my space (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14103154&postcount=1) For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues. For Time Machine users on notebooks running Lion, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled (http://toti.posterous.com/hidden-local-backups-with-mac-os-x-lion-filli). OS X Lion: About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4878) Check to see if some of the space is being used by your sleepimage (http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/11/sleepimage-mac/) file. Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=316547&d=1324232637 Use OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/), JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/), Disk Inventory X (http://www.derlien.com/index.html), DaisyDisk (http://www.daisydiskapp.com/) or GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/) to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several. Check your drive with Disk Utility: Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782) Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409) Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question: Encrypted drive (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1331617) Time Machine backup files and needed disk repair (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1327443) App filling log file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1323490) App or file was 89GB (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1327832) Drive needed to be re-indexed (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1326965) Time Machine backup file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1322806) Large app cache file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1319720) Garageband files and video podcasts (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1313090) Oversized email being duplicated (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1310158) Another email issue (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=831784)

sviato
Sep 1, 2012, 04:16 PM
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:

According to his post, that's not what he's wondering about.

I don't know if this is the right answer but I'd assume it may be some tutorials, images, or sound files for the OS.

GGJstudios
Sep 1, 2012, 06:09 PM
According to his post, that's not what he's wondering about.

I don't know if this is the right answer but I'd assume it may be some tutorials, images, or sound files for the OS.
Read the rest of my post. It contains information and solutions for many kinds of space issues, including the OP's.
For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: