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Old Feb 9, 2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Extra Unknown Space on iMac

Hi all,
I have a 2011 iMac, and I've noticed that when I click "get info" on my hard drive it says I have roughly used 260 gb of space on the drive. I find this odd because when I checked the size of the backups I have on my external hard drive, they're only about 85 gb. I expected my hard drive on my iMac to have less than 100 gb of space used on it, do you guys have any idea what could be taking up the other 160 gb of space? Any help is appreciated.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating up my space? by theSeb

To find out, where you hard drive capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help! I used disc inventory x, and I found a "private" folder that has 168 gb document. Is this something thats necessary? Or can I delete this? It seemed kinda sketchy.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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The three "kernel.log" files can be deleted safely: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Thanks! Do you know of any way to keep them from coming back? I appreciate all your help.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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Thanks! Do you know of any way to keep them from coming back? I appreciate all your help.
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Not really. Just keep an eye out for them via DiskInventory X, and if they return, you can look for more help.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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same issue here....

I have a huge private folder, in it is a folder called 'qmaster' that has a lot of QT files from very old videos that were either edited or rendered via Compressor.
Do you think I can safely delete this folder?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/8927977...ream/lightbox/

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