15 Gigs I can't find

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cutthroat, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Cutthroat macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I've got a Dual 1.8 Ghz PPC G5 running OSX 10.4.11, with an 80 Gig hard drive with 40 gigs free. When I "Get Info" for my main system volume user folder, it says it's only 15 gigs. I've got an extra 15 - 20 gigs floating around somewhere in here, and I need 'em for a big-ass install. I'd install it on an external hard drive if I could, but I can't. I've looked everywhere for these mystery gigs and can't find them. Any ideas where they are?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. Cutthroat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, that's great! Just what I needed. Thanks!
     
  4. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    I can't find the files that I want to delete in Finder. I do a spotlight search, and nothing comes up. I'm too cheap to buy the full version so I can delete it from the app. Any ideas?
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    The program didn't reveal the whereabouts?
     
  6. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    You can also go into the terminal and type the following command

    cd /
    find . -size +5000 -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -nr | more

    you may need to do a sudo before the find if the file is hiding in a system directory. This gives you a sorted list of files by size.
     
  7. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    This is what I see:

    I can't find this anywhere. PilotError, I am not good with using Terminal and would hate to mess everything up by using it.
     

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  8. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it is a hidden file?

    You can reveal hidden files, if you don't want to use the terminal, by downloading Onyx.
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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