750mb of Pics on New Mac?

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  1. Rich74 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Go easy I am still learning!

    I was looking at Storage in About This Mac on my brand new MacBook Pro, I haven't moved any files over yet but it says I have 407mb of movies and 748mb of pictures on the hard drive.

    When I look in pictures or in movies, both folders are empty.

    What are they - and where are they and can I delete them?

    Thank you.
     
  2. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Interesting you should mention that as I was just looking at my hard drive. I would get an app to take a look at what is really on there--I find that Disk Wave does a nice job of accounting for all your files.
     
  3. markus843 macrumors regular

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    Yes, this is normal, when I first got my mac it said I had 20gb of "Other" ;)
     
  4. Rich74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The 20 gigs of other is the recovery partition though isn't it? So that is easily explained. I dont know how 750 megs of pictures that I cant find is normal mind you!
     
  5. markus843 macrumors regular

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    A guy stated to get Disk Wave, it really helped me clean out my HDD within 5 minutes haha. Try getting it, it shows in what folders and what files are taking up kb's mb's and gb's.
     
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