Best Way to Clear Out Space on my HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FubsyGamr, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. FubsyGamr macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2010
    Hey guys;

    So, I have a MacBook Pro with a 320 GB HDD, and I'm down to ~90 GB left. This surprised me a little bit, as I do feel that I have 200 GB worth of information stored on my HDD. I'm wondering, is there a program/way to be able to see exactly what is stored on my HDD, and how much space it is taking up?

    My biggest worries are things like: Song/Movie duplicates, install/update files on programs that I have installed and then removed, and programs that I don't realize/remember are as big as they actually are.

    Basically, a way to really clean up my HDD?

    Thanks for any/all help!
  2. FubsyGamr thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2010
  3. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    There are several programs out there, to include "cleanmymac". Be sure to do a backup prior to using any program like this, just in case.

    Additionally, you could also spend around $50-$70 and get a 500GB or 750GB 7200rpm drive for the extra storage and speed. IMO, 500GB should be the smallest drive for computers these days. With games and prgrams taking up 6-15GB's of space a piece, plus video's averaging 1GB (SD quality) a piece, drives fill up quickly.
  4. extrovertus macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009

    I just bought Daisy Disk off the Mac App store and it immediately showed me that it was my mobile devices backups (iPhone/iPad/iPod) that were eating countless gigs. It's a very 'pretty' program but it only shows you where the space has gone - it doesn't clean automatically for you.
  5. bekk71 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    Disk Inventory this is a open source utility.

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