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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Help cleaning up HDD


I'm a bit new to the mac world I purchased my macbook Pro in December of 2010 and Ive had it 2 full years now but still havent learned all of the tricks on how to find stuff

I recently looked at Mactinosh HD to see how much space I had (considering adding Parallels and Win7) and it was really low. so I started cleaning up a bit, deleting files and moving stuff I needed to an external drive

my 13" pro is supposed to have 250Gb.
My HD shows I have 140GB used-
here is my dilemma- when I open the HD the files I see are as follows:
Applications : 8.5GB
Library : 10.32 GB
System : 6.07 GB
User Guides : 4 Kb (negligible)
Users : 74 GB

as you can tell this is not 140 GB-- more like 98-100GB at best so where is the other 40??

I would like to transfer it if I could but cant locate it
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X

If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating my space
For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:Freeing up space in Mac OS X

How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
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