View Full Version : Mac Book hard drive space - doesn't compute!!

May 20, 2009, 03:04 PM
Hi All,
I have a mac book which we bought last year, we will never buy a pc again!!

I am however having a problem. I can't update because I don't have enough hard disc space. I have checked with finder and don't have anything particularly massive on it. My photos are 6GB and itunes around 4GB. I have trawled through finder and without resorting to adding every KB up it doesn't make any sense (80GB hard drive). I wondered if it might be my applications clogging up space but again nothing unusual there (I could find their size on finder?) - any ideas I sure I am missing something easy or might there be something more sinister going on?


May 20, 2009, 03:11 PM

It will show you what files are taking up what space on your hard drive.

May 20, 2009, 03:39 PM
Or WhatSize. Works great as well.

May 20, 2009, 04:51 PM
Thanks guys you are both absolute legends. It was an untitled folder a friend of mine downloaded lots of music (34GB) months ago and I totally forgot about it.
Thanks so much again - was starting to go a little mad.


May 20, 2009, 06:21 PM
If you want something visual, you can always get GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/).

Looks nice too!

May 20, 2009, 10:05 PM
My favorite: Disk Inventory X

It is free.