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Macbook Air Storage Problem, Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by imjoee, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    I recently got my 2013 13" 128GB SSD Macbook Air last week and i noticed that my storage has been eating up quickly. I checked in on the disk utility and it states that 15GB is used in "Other" how can i delete this "OTHER." Or at least know what exactly is the "OTHER" storage.

  2. macrumors member

    Isn't this "other" referring to the OS? You never really get the full capacity of any hard drive because the operating system and related bloat ware always take up space. A 500GB-1TB portable external hard drive should do the trick
  3. macrumors 6502


    Get DaisyDisk (in Mac App store) or similar software to better figure out what's hogging your space.

    Other similar utilities are:
    • JDiskReport
    • Disk Inventory X
    • DiskWave
    • GrandPerspective
    • WhatSize
  4. macrumors 6502


    It could be, it is taking up about 15GB. I screenshotted the storage to see if it is going to increase, if not then a good chance it could be the OS.


    Thanks, i will look into these apps.
  5. macrumors 601

    Other = Dark Matter. :D
  6. macrumors 6502



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