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Drich290195
Sep 23, 2012, 11:40 AM
Are their any obvious things i can do to reclaim space on my hard drive. Im using the latest mountain lion 10.8.2 and im down to 10gb free space. Now i plan on a new hard drive but are their any directories apart from the usual photos etc that i can reclaim space from that im missing. Any help greatly appreciated.



simsaladimbamba
Sep 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
To find out, where you storage capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:

DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/)
OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/)
JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/)
GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/)

Maybe try a combination of several, if you still can't find the "missing" capacity.

What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating up my space? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1302889) by theSeb (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=478484)

And it may be worth taking a look here. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=15085059&postcount=2)

Drich290195
Sep 23, 2012, 11:57 AM
it shows 8gb in movies but their is nothing in that folder how can i find it

simsaladimbamba
Sep 23, 2012, 12:02 PM
it shows 8gb in movies but their is nothing in that folder how can i find it

Where does it show that? In "About this Mac" > Storage? Have you looked at any of the other links and applications?

Drich290195
Sep 23, 2012, 12:04 PM
yeah shows in about my mac just reading through them now