100 mysterious gigabytes on my mac

asafyus1

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2018
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Hello,

My mac has a meaningful part of its hard drive full of gigs i can't find. I mean - i have no clue where are this files and how to make room on my HD which is continuously gets full and i don't know how.

My user folder contains 185 gigs on disk, but when I sum up the visible folders inside it - they are only 87 gigs together! so I can't understand whats going on.

Thanks for your help!
 

CreeptoLoser

macrumors 6502
Jul 28, 2018
369
320
Birmingham, Alabama
Caches in system/library/caches, library/caches and User/library/caches

100 gigs is very high though. If you have apps that have their own content libraries then check there.

Some pirates also have cached content but I'm not accusing you.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
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OP:
Do you use time machine?
Could these be "local backups"?

If you want an easy way to see what's eating up the space, download "DiskWave":
https://diskwave.barthe.ph

It's free.
Then, open it.
Go to preferences and set it so that normally-invisible files will be shown, too.

Then... just look around.
 

asafyus1

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 15, 2018
4
0
OP:
Do you use time machine?
Could these be "local backups"?

If you want an easy way to see what's eating up the space, download "DiskWave":
https://diskwave.barthe.ph

It's free.
Then, open it.
Go to preferences and set it so that normally-invisible files will be shown, too.

Then... just look around.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
That helped me find the hidden 100 gigs: adobe premieres cache files!

Thank :)
 

Necross

macrumors regular
Mar 31, 2011
117
11
I had a similar issue with caches and scratch disks for adobe apps. I got myself a cheap external USB hard drive that I use just for those things now, and also my iTunes library, so now my main hard drive is just for the OS and apps and I can keep it nice and clean.