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  1. brendangibson macrumors newbie

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    I have a MAcbook Pro. I went to About This Mac to see my storage space today and i see that i have close to 40gb of movies on my Mac. The thing is, at the moment, I have maybe 10 films on my Mac. How can i find all of these movie files and delete them??? Please help. Been a MAc user for years. Sorry for the Nube question.
     
  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Movies will include any video inside iTunes like movies, tv shows, and video podcast. If you did any movie editing in iMovie that would be included. If you also uploaded video from a camera, that too would be in your 40GB.
     
  3. brendangibson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've cleaned out my iPhoto and iMovie.I still have 37 gb on the computer in movie files. Where should i look?
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    You said you have about 10 films on your mac. It's not unusual for 10 films to consume 40GB
     
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  6. justperry macrumors 604

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    Use an App like GrandPerspective to see where all the space goes, use the HD as the Folder to scan, it will give you a visual way to see the biggest files.
     
  7. swerve147, Mar 6, 2013
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    swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming 10.8.2 (sorry, brand new Mac user here so not sure about earlier versions of OS X)

    1. Open Finder
    2. In the Finder Window hit the Gear button in the Toolbar and select "Show Search Criteria" (if necessary)
    3. Make sure This Mac is highlighted in the Search: field
    4. Select "Movie" under Kind
    5. Add any other search criteria you think is necessary (e.g. filename extension)
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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    For a new Mac User you're doing very well.:)
     
  9. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, I'm trying :). OS X is actually pretty intuitive, just different (from Windows).
     
  10. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    This is a great tool that helped me in a similar situation: OmniDiskSweeper
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Reindex Spotlight and it will fix this and show the correct amount. Just open Spotlight's Pref pane in System Prefs then drag Macintosh HD into the Privacy panel then drag it back out. Wait for Spotlight to reindex and the problem should be fixed.

    This is a bug in Mountain Lion.
     

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