Audio/Images Space Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by coffeemadmanUK, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

    coffeemadmanUK

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    Jan 30, 2012
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    United Kingdom
    #1
    Looking at my storage on my Macbook Pro it states 1.03GB of music and 756MB of images.

    I use Spotify for music on my iPhone and have literally no music on my Macbook. I also have deleted all images on my Macbook (including the images that are kept from mail messages).

    Where are these images and music located? Tried searching for the common image and music files in Finder and nothing comes up. Nothing in iPhoto or iTunes at all.

    I download all my Spotify music on my iPhone for offline listening - could this be being transferred when I back up my iPhone?

    ANY help would be great.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

    If you run it with sudo (As shown below), it will include some system files that it woud not normally have access to scan. That is a more accurate representation of what's consuming your drive.
    Code:
    sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper
    Another option is to use this terminal command
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

    I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt

    Like the sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper command, it will scan all directories, but produce a text file as opposed to showing the results in a window
     

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