Seriously, what the hell is eating up so mush space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hellishness, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Ok, so I didn't think I would have this problem, but this is ridiculous.
    Here is a hugely overestimated summary of what I have on this MBA:
    Music: 30GB (iTunes says 19)
    Movies: 15GB (iTunes says 11)
    TV Shows 5GB (iTunes says sub 2)
    Apps: 5GB (I haven't downloaded or imported any apps other than a couple widgets)
    System (and all stock apps): 10GB

    SSD Space Used: 89GB!!

    The absolute MAXIMUM that I could have is 65GB (which I outlined above).

    Could someone please enlighten me as to how in the name of god I used up those 23 gigs?
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I count a mystery 24 gigs, but anyhoo... I'm about to purchase a MBA when they get back in stock. Did you buy the 128 gig model knowing you were going to load that much stuff onto it? Just curious as I haven't decided on size of storage yet. It just seems like I stream so much stuff lately... Good luck though, just for fun call one of the Genius' and see what they say! :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    Rebuild your iTunes library - there are probably songs that you've deleted from within iTunes that haven't been deleted on the system. Whenever you delete, you have to choose "Send to Trash" when prompted.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
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    Delete it all and start over!
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
    I don't know about that... 11 gb for the extra he gave to music plus 24 gb.. that means he would have 35 gb of unaccounted for music.. that is a lot of songs
  7. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My opinion is to reformat and then load only the OSX components you need or want, then selectively restore your data.

    Also download and use omnidisksweeper It shows you all your folders/files sorted by size, that is larges at the top. It will show you where your space is going.

    Don't also forget to take into account the swap space and the sleepimage file as well.

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