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Old Apr 23, 2012, 06:53 AM   #1
Rolanddes
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Does my Mac OS Take Too Much Disk Space?

Hi. I have a 120 GB SSD on my early 2011 Macbook Pro. I have Mac OS X 10.6.8

Even though I just uninstalled unused language files (using Monolingual) deleted unnececary printer drivers, everything in my computer takes 46 GB.

All the apps I installed (3 GB), all the bundled apps I installed (1 GB) and all the personel files excluded (15 GB), it still comes to 27 GB.

Let's say that the files distrubuted throughout the system because of the apps I installed extract 7 GB's. But still 20 GB's is too much I think (not comparing with Win. OS's off course) Don't you think?
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard should take less than 10 GB of space.
To find out, where you hard drive 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.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks. Im gonna try that
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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Local snapshots maybe?
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Local snapshots maybe?
Not on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:26 AM   #6
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard should take less than 10 GB of space.
To find out, where you hard drive 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.
Hi. Thanks again. I tried a few of those apps but I seem to have a missing few GB's of space.

My disk has apprx. 47 GB data on it. But those apps show 42 GB. When I was a windows user, system had that pagefile.sys file which stored harddrive space used as RAM. Might this be same kind of situation on Mac OS?

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