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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dtsteinb, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. dtsteinb macrumors newbie

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    I looked at About My MAC and it shows I have 1.21gb and 420mb of movies. Can someone tell me where these would be stored because I have not put any pictures on this MAC or Movies. All my files are basically stored on my NAS.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    In the Finder, create a new Smart Folder, search "This Mac" and add [+] Kind is Movie and also add [+] System Files are included to the search conditions.
     
  3. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. Whats weird is I am not seeing movies/photos add up to what it says.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    What is the discrepancy between the total of the search results and the "storage" number?
     
  5. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    That measurement is based on Spotlight's information which may be incorrect. You can reindex Spotlight and see if the numbers change.
     
  6. Weaselboy, Mar 12, 2016
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    A brand new Mac out of the box with no movies or videos at all ever placed on the drive will show about that amount used for movies. Included in the OS are a bunch of small videos that get included in that amount. For example if you go into System Preferences and look at the trackpad and mouse setting you will see some animations in there... things like that.

    You are fine and you can ignore this.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Yep. When I check mine using the above search the total of the searched files equals the amount shown in the "Storage" graphic, within 0.01GB, of both movies and photos/images.
     
  8. dtsteinb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. The same is true for Music? It show 1.31GB of music.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yep.
     

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