Finding all audio files on my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlakOpal, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. BlakOpal macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Hi, I'm new here so forgive me if this has been discussed in a previous thread. If it has please point me to those threads. :)

    I'm trying to find all my audio files on my mac so that I can go through and delete stuff that I don't want.

    I have a music collection that takes up 38.15 GB of space. When I go into my "About This Mac" option and go into "Storage", it lists that there is 87.01 GB of Audio being used.

    I have other programs that run audio, such as pro tools 10. I'm wondering if there is a way to find every single audio file in my computer without typing extensions of the programs using said audio files. Or if there are any third party programs that will locate audio files on a mac.

    Any help would be appreciated

  2. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    • Open up a Finder window
    • Hit CMD+F to bring up a new search
    • Under the first search criteria under "Kind" select "Music" in the drop down menu. Make sure This Mac is also selected (it should be by default)
    You can also search using other criteria using Finder. There's a ton of info/help on using Finder, a Google search will usually yield a lot of good info on using it.
  3. BlakOpal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Wow do I feel like a fool. Can't believe it was that simple.

    Thank you
  4. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    Also: DIsk Inventory X

    Is an awesome app for seeing what is on your hd. It can filter by file types
  5. Dgtranr macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2012
    It worked!

    I have been trying to get rid of all my duplicate music for MONTHS and this will finally help me. THANKyouthankYOUthankYOU!!!:apple:

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