- Jun 12, 2012
How do i delete files to clear some space up!? It says my storage is all in the "other category" why? I have 110GB in the Yellow/Other Category.
I actually keep very good track of the amount of storage i keep on my 128GB (115GB) internal HD, today i began with 40GB and created a 10 minute movie and it used all of the GB up, how is this possible? i used Final Cut Pro.Make sure you don't have time machine enabled, or if you do, make sure it will not backup to your internal hard drive.
Do you backup your iPhone on your computer? Multiple iPhones?
What size is your hard drive? What sort of data are you storing on your computer? Movies? Pictures? Video games? Word documents? The more information you give the forum, the better it will be able to assist you.
I'm assuming you have a 128GB hard drive, and unless you are storing movies, video games, and your music, it should not be filling up.
Thanks, I used it and have gotten 20GB back. I also have a problem with the "other" category being 60GB.
So i've recouped 20GB back, but i also have the category "other" with consumption of 60GB, what should i do now?Boot into your recovery partition (hold down cmd-R at the earliest phases of a reboot). Run Disk Utility. You may have lost/orphaned clusters. If so, they'll be recovered. Nothing to worry about but annoying it happens.
What disk-related programs (backup, etc) do you run ordinarily? One of these may be misbehaving.
You do NOT need a special app to see what is on your disk. That is totally counter productive.Hi,
If you can free up enough space on your drive (a few tens of MB perhaps - moving a few photos off temporarily or something), then you could download Space Gremlin from the App Store (or other similar app) and it will show you where the space is going.
Whilst using du is fine for someone familiar with the command-line, the app I suggested was free and helps to visualise where the space is going (there are many others like it I'm sure).You do NOT need a special app to see what is on your disk. That is totally counter productive.
That is not necessarily a problem. "Other" is just everything that does not fit into one of those other categories like Photos etc. Do those seem whacky also?So i've recouped 20GB back, but i also have the category "other" with consumption of 60GB, what should i do now?
sudo mdutil -E /
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /