Finding largest files on my Computer

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by MacFan25863, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Hi everyone.

    I'm running 10.3.6. Is there a way to list the top, say, 25 biggest files on my computer? I have a feeling some file is hogging a bunch of space on my computer, I just can't find it. I tried using Apple Find, but, strangly, I can't find it in my applications folder or my utilities folder. What gives?
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    can't you just do a find, specifying the file size..? then sort by file size..? (you must specify "everywhere" or add specific places where you think files may be.) just in case, most apps are actually folders with sources underneath, so they may not be as big as you are thinking at individual file levels.
  3. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    Check out OmniDiskSweeper. Does what you want in a nice easy GUI format.
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004

    Tiger! Spotlight will do this for you. At least, it better do this for me.
    Hmmm. Interesting question... I think you can do this already. Yeah. Just go to the Finder, press Comand+F, and where it says "Name" or whatever just click on it and change it to "Size." (First drop down list) Now enter a number like a few GB and click on search! So you don't need Tiger to do this.
  5. MacFan25863 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Doh! I didn't even think of doing that. I was thinking Find was an app in the utilities folder. I'm such a dunce at times, espically considering I've used Find before :rolleyes:

    Guess I'm blonde for a reason...
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT

    I know there is a free app called whatsize. I used it before, it's really simple but does the job.

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