Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

rickylkmlkm

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 29, 2013
3
0
I search in finders with following informations:
All files: 2674 files, 3.3 GB
Applications: 7.5 GB
However, my hard disk details shows 220GB has been used and only got 20GB available. I have been cleaning up a lot of files and also empty the trash. Why is there so much difference? I want to release more room in my HD and how can I well organize this?
Thanks.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,479
866
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
  • Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.
  • For Time Machine users on notebooks running Lion or later, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled by entering the following command in Terminal: sudo tmutil disablelocal.
  • Check to see if some of the space is being used by your sleepimage file.
  • Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
    attachment.php
  • Use OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report, Disk Inventory X, DaisyDisk or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
  • Check your drive with Disk Utility: Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
  • Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes
Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
 

Garsun

macrumors regular
Oct 20, 2009
181
183
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:



How the heck do you produce a reply that complete in 3 minutes
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.