HD Randomly filling up all the time?

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

  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

    Intelligent

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    #1
    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

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    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

    Weaselboy

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    California
    #3
    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.

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

    Code:
    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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