Harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jwassel, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. jwassel macrumors member

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    my mac has about 250 GB of memory, 75 left available
    between music and movies 130 are accounted for, i dont know what i have on my computer that would take up almost 50 more GB

    how can i figure this out?

    thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    OS X, along with all of your applications?

    Disc Inventory X is a handy app you can use to discover what's using your drive space.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Software and pictures are pretty much all that's left that I can think of...

    Below are some common utilities Mac OS Users can run on the system to get an overall idea of how much disk space is being taken up.
    WhatSize is considered Shareware so the full version is $12.99 for the licensed copy.

    Disk Inventory X
    Grand Perspective
    WhatSize
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Why do people keep referring to there HDD as memory. It is NOT memory :confused:
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    In addition, you have to consider this in your equation...

    Check out the Guide here at MR: Hard Drive Size Discrepancy

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Have you emptied the trash? Items in the trash take up hard drive space as well, at least until they're emptied.
     
  7. jwassel thread starter macrumors member

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    well i dled Disk Inventory, and it says that about 5 Gigs are taken up by this folder called "Private" but when i search for it it doesnt show up?
     
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  9. obrien234 macrumors regular

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    Try J Disk Report, it's not as high tech as the other options, but gives a great folder tree view.

    http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

    I've tried all the other apps, and this is by far my favourite free solution. It should give you the location of exactly where the larger folders are.
     

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