Audio/Images Space Issue

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

  1. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.
    sudo /Applications/
    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/ command, it will scan all directories, but produce a text file as opposed to showing the results in a window

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