HDD space issue

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by astral125, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    So I bought a MBA with only the 64GB flash hard drive. This was my first mistake apparently. I didn't plan on storing anything on it and only was going to do some light word processing, internet browsing, and not much else. I have no media on it what so ever, and only 800 megs of documents.

    I can't keep the hard drive from filling up. I was down to 500 megs of free space, so I spent an hour clearing space, and finally got about 4 GB clear. The problem is that I don't know what is taking up so much space. If I click get info for my home directory, it says the directory is about 30GB. If I click get info on each of the directories it contains, they all add up to barely over 1GB. Where is the other 29GB?

    Thanks
     

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You need an app like omnidisk sweeper that scans your hard drive and provides a list of folders/files sorted by size showing you what's taking up your space. This particular application is free, there's a few others out there but I personally like this one.
     
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