program to tell where my hard drive space is going

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I am in need of a program to tell me where all my hard drive space is going. I am down to 10GB on my 2 day old MBP, I know I have a big iTunes library but that is ridicules.
     
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  4. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Why not just open a Finder window in List view, sort by Size, and then do a Command+J and checkmark "Calculate all sizes"? Easier and doesn't require third party utilities. :)
     
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    Because then once you find a large folder, you have to go into and do it again to find which subfolder is hogging the space. Then do it again. Lather, rinse, and repeat.

    The third-party tools are free and do a great job of showing exactly where your space is going.
     
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    Not really. Select all the folders, press Option+Right Arrow. :)
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That's a nice tip, but my head exploded after I did that a couple of times to dig down through subfolders. :eek:

    It's a fast way to do it without third-party programs, but I'll stick with the other options. To each his own. :)
     

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