How to search for files spanned over the whole HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ClarkeB, May 9, 2005.

  1. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

    ClarkeB

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    I have 236 total GB (sold as 250, but since the pan and scanning of disk space...etc.) on my iMac G5 and have a ton of videos, etc. on my computer. Well, Finder is loving to tell me I have 59.71 GB left and I can't find where the 170+GBs went. Is there any sort of app or hack to list every file on my HD in order of size: greatest to smallest. Thanks!

    Clarke
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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  3. ClarkeB thread starter macrumors 6502

    ClarkeB

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    Oh...I realized where all my HD space is going...to DVD backups! :eek:

    Thanks so much!
     
  4. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Also, using find (not spotlight) you can search for all files over a certain size. So if 20 gigs suddenly disappears, just do a search for all files over 19 gigs, and it'll come up.
     
  5. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    That will do it. I just found 50 GB that way! I like omnidisksweeper, it is very helpful and finding huge files you don't need.
     

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