Where did all my space go?

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  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    I know these threads come up a lot, but I honestly cant see where I lost 60Gb. I'll post the biggest stuff I can think of, but I really need your help.

    8Gb iTunes Library
    8Gb Aperture Library
    4Gb App Folder
    ---------------
    Home Folder: 18Gb + 2Gb Apps =
    22Gb

    so 60Gb-22-10(current space) =
    22Gb

    I understand OS X uses a bunch of that but how much? Where did my space go?
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Download What Size and you will be able to see where the space has gone to.
     
  3. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Also try Disk Inventory X for a nice graphical overview of your space usage.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    if u have apple pre-installed OSX with your machine, thats another 15~20G
     
  5. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    wow, how does that work?
    So does that mean that i should reload OS X to get an extra 15 - 20 Gb ??
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    That's including OS X, but the iLife suite does take up a lot of space, I can delete the Garageband loops, along with iMovie and save a couple of GB of space. Also, the printer drivers take up quite a bit of space, so you can delete the ones that you don't need.
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    also, a 60 gb hard drive may only really have 55 gb or so. that could account for another 5 gb.
     
  8. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    I have an 80 gig drive after doing a massive dvd archive last week I now have.... 42ish gigs of free space. apps,music, imovie projects,and VMs take up a load of space. :eek:
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    if you dont need garage band, iDVD, iWork, etc, or multi-language support, or many bundled apps, yes, do a clean install will save you a lot of space.

    however, if u already have many data and personal stuff on the harddrive, do selective de-install of the apps u don't want will save u some space too, such as:

    Garage band, 2G
    iDVD, .6G
    iWork, 2G

    etc

    remember to use spotlight to trace down all the related files and folders and delete them, simple drag and drop of apps to trash can will NOT do the complete de-installation.
     
  10. ivnds macrumors 6502

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    AppZapper is very good at that.
     
  11. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    i was just reading an article in Mac|Life magazine about cutting down on space
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, yeah, i understand that, but it cost $$$$$........:eek:
     
  13. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    ...and?
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Try uApp.
     
  15. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    oh sorry:p
    it was saying kind of the same things as above, the font book thing, garageband loops, unused languages, unused printer drivers, unused bundled apps
     
  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    bookmarked, thanx
     
  17. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just realized my "Previous Systems.localized" file is taking up 10Gb. Is it okay to delete this? I presume it is from after doing my Archive & Install.
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

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