find huge files/duplicates?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gonnabuyamac, May 9, 2007.

  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    today i had to do a restore or re-install (not sure what it's called, just not a complete reinstall)

    anyhow, it seems that i have a lot less free disk space now - like 8 gigs less. any idea what could cause that? can i search for things by the file size?


    with the panic kernels that i've been getting, applecare had me restore it. i was somewhat disappointed - i got a mac because i wanted a little more reliabilithy than microsoft. hopefull this will fix the issues i've been having.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper, and Disk Inventory X are all good apps for finding big files and folders.

    Printer drivers, Garageband loops, and iDVD themes are notorious space hogs.
  3. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006

    I downloaded OmniDiskSweeper, and it says that I have 10.6 GB Previous System 1 section... is that something left over from the restore? Can I delete it?
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

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