Help cleaning up HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 95gsrturbo, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011

    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
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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:
    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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