About this mac - storage

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hvalern, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey, Having a problem with my macbook air!

    On my harddisk i have:

    Audio: 11,25 gb
    Movies: 12,74
    Photos: 0
    Apps: 0
    Backups: 0
    other 92,15 gb (??)

    That´s my problem, the other part is taking all of the space? it was 74, an hour ago, and suddenly it went up to 92. Anyone know why?

    Sorry if this is posted on the wrong place!
    Thanks :)
     
  2. GGJstudios, Dec 18, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011

    macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    There are a few things you can try:
    • Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
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    • For Time Machine users on Lion, Time Machine local snapshots may be consuming space.
    • Use DiskInventory X (pre-Lion), OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Satori

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    It sounds as if an application is rapidly caching information or storing temporary files. Utilities like Onyx or MainMenu (both free) can help clean up temporary files, caches and logs, and are straightforward to use.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    My vote would go to Time Machine stored backups. Unless you are connected to a backup device (external drive etc) all the time then Time Machine stores backups on your hard drive until you do connect to an external device. Turn Time Machine off until you've connected an external drive then turn it on to get a backup and turn it off again. Or use Super Duper or various other backup progs without setting them to do automatic backups.

    Stewart
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! OmniDiskSweeper worked things out and i managed to delete most of my "other" files. OmniDiskSweeper was really easy to understand too, Again - Thanks :)
     
  6. ET iPhone Home, Dec 25, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011

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    ET iPhone Home

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    EDIT: Problem solved.
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What format are the movies? Are they all the same format?
     
  8. ET iPhone Home, Dec 25, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011

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    ET iPhone Home

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    EDIT: Problem Solved
     

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