HD Randomly filling up all the time?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Intelligent, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    What, my hard drive had 390GB left and now its on 140, i know log/cache and random system files do take some space then get deleted and such, but this is a lot, how can i see whats filling it up or something like that?:confused:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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:
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Run the command below in Terminal and post up the output. It will ask for your admin password and takes a couple minutes to run, then you will get a list showing how many GB of space each base folder is using.

    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
    It will look something like this.

    1	/.DocumentRevisions-V100
    1	/.fseventsd
    1	/.MobileBackups
    0	/.PKInstallSandboxManager
    1	/.Spotlight-V100
    0	/.Trashes
    0	/.vol
    8	/Applications
    1	/bin
    0	/cores
    1	/dev
    1	/home
    8	/Library
    1	/net
    0	/Network
    5	/private
    1	/sbin
    5	/System
    31	/Users
    1	/usr
    1	/Volumes
    56	/
    56	total

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