Hard drive space

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  1. barca bear macrumors member

    barca bear

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    #1
    Of my 120gb hard drive, system is taking up 84gb. Seem like way too much? Any tips to get this down?

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What macOS version are you on? Do you have Time Machine turned on?
     
  3. barca bear thread starter macrumors member

    barca bear

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    I'm on Sierra 10.12.5

    No time machine set up.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Okay... open Terminal and run this then give it a few minutes to complete and tell me the output. It will show how muich space each base folder is using, including system and hidden files.

    Code:
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
     
  5. jcleary21 macrumors newbie

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    CleanMyMac 3 works pretty well. The free version will at least tell you what is using the space.
     

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