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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Question Please help...Where is all my hard drive space?

I have a 500GB hard drive in my MBP. Recently it has become pretty sluggish, and I have had problems with iMovie crashing. Figured I need to clean up some hard drive space. When I right click on the HD it states "Capacity 499.25GB, Available 90.14GB"

I couldnt believe I had used that much space, so I did some searching. When I go into my user profile and add all my pics, docs, movies, aperture, iTunes, etc. together I get right around 161.48GB.

499.25GB - 161.48GB = 337.77GB remaining. Why is my mac telling me I only have 90GB left??!!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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To find out, where you storage capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications: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? by theSeb
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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Download and use (its free) OmniDiskSweeper IT will provide a sorted list of folders and you can see what is consuming your disk space.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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I use and like DaisyDisk. Nice graphical presentation with drill down. I "found" that all the old backups of iDevices occupy quite some space.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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Where has all the data gone?
Long time passing
Where has all the data gone?
Long time ago
Where has all the data gone?
Space is allocated for every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the free bytes gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the free bytes gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the free bytes gone?
Disc Inventory will tell you, every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the GB gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the GB gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the GB gone?
Gone for xxx and .avis every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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Where has all the data gone?
Long time passing
Where has all the data gone?
Long time ago
Where has all the data gone?
Space is allocated for every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the free bytes gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the free bytes gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the free bytes gone?
Disc Inventory will tell you, every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the GB gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the GB gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the GB gone?
Gone for xxx and .avis every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
Nah,that lyrics would be hard to sing ... The first part is ok; second and third quite bumpy.

"Disc Inventory will tell you, every one" : too many syllable in inventory; better
"Daisy Disc will tell you, every one".

I for sure like the original song !
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:19 AM   #7
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Nah,that lyrics would be hard to sing ... The first part is ok; second and third quite bumpy.

"Disc Inventory will tell you, every one" : too many syllable in inventory; better
"Daisy Disc will tell you, every one".

I for sure like the original song !
Give me time to have another cup of coffee, I'll do better :-)
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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I use and like DaisyDisk. Nice graphical presentation with drill down. I "found" that all the old backups of iDevices occupy quite some space.
free'd up 51.1GB in there!! Is there anywhere else you know of that may be robbing me of space?? There's still 280GB out there somewhere....
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free'd up 51.1GB in there!! Is there anywhere else you know of that may be robbing me of space?? There's still 280GB out there somewhere....
Maybe have a look at post #2 again and try a different application, and if you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion look at the "Other" link.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:40 AM   #10
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Maybe have a look at post #2 again and try a different application, and if you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion look at the "Other" link.
On Daisy Disk under "HIDDEN" it says 153GB, but states it is unable to locate data because it is not accessible to users.....?

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maybe have a look at post #2 again and try a different application, and if you have mac os x 10.7 lion or os x 10.8 mountain lion look at the "other" link.

osx 10.7.5
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