30 GB library....

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by often-befuddled, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. often-befuddled macrumors member


    Feb 22, 2015
    A friend's Air has a smallish SSD drive; I went looking for space hogs.

    Her library seems to consuming 30+ GB. I spent a few minutes with du -h trying to see why, to no avail.

    (I did see all kinds of Mail stuff there; has Apple gone back to their OS8.5 days of putting mail in system-ish areas?)

    Is the virtual memory file in there somewhere? Or should I keep looking for something huge?
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    My ~/Library folder is also about 30 Gigs, and about half of that is the ~/Library/Mail folder.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2016 ---
    If you want to find out what is taking up room on the hard drive, download and run the freeware Disk Inventory X:


    You will have to temporarly reset your security settings in your system prefs to allow downloads from non-Apple developers to install it.

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