Help and insight needed. To much HD being used for apps

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JWorld127, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

    JWorld127

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    Hello.

    I have a serious concern. when I open my about mac and look at how much HD is being dedicated to the certain areas on my computer I see now 89 gb being used under apps. I know for a FACT i do not have any where near 89gb of apps on my computer. When I perform "control I" on apps in finder it says only 8gb so there goes that theory. About two weeks ago before i did the latest OSx update i had about 98 gb free on my hard drive ( computer is a 15'' MBPR with 256gb) and now it says only 82.57 gb available.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution? I do all my time machine backups on an external HD. Any ideas as to where all this hard drive space is being used?

    Thank you.
     

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  2. leman macrumors 604

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    You can use an application like OmniDiskSweeper which will show you exactly what and where takes the space on your drive.
     
  3. JWorld127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    JWorld127

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    Thanks dude! i just downloaded it and found 56gb in a back up file. Any way to know why it does this? When I click on TM settings it shows my External hard drive as the back up location. Why would it save back up to the lap tops hard drive? Also I turn off TM after i do my back ups so there is no way it does it on its own.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    For Time Machine users on notebooks running Lion or later, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled by entering the following command in Terminal: sudo tmutil disablelocal.
    While you can disable local snapshots, it's not really necessary, as Time Machine manages space automatically:

     

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