Resolved Can only account for ~50GBs of files. 160GB of space is being used on my machine.

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  1. Hummer, Nov 8, 2011
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    Hummer macrumors 65816

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    After taking inventory and going through my main folders where I download and save stuff (Applications, Desktop, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures, and Documents) I can only add up that there are less than 50GBs of stuff I have on my machine, however over 160GBs of space is apparently being used on my hard drive. How do I figure out what all this extra bloat is?

    Edit: I just restarted and that cleared up about 100 gigs of space.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Then your settings are wrong. They can reveal everything taking up space on your drive. Check the preferences for the app you're using. Which one are you using?
     
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    I just had to restart. It cleared up all of that used space.
     

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