How can I find out what files take the most amount of space on my Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clj7, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. clj7 macrumors member

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    #1
    I've only had my macbook for about 3 weeks, and already it's saying I've reached like 110GB. That can't be right though, cause I've only used like 50GB worth of space.

    I've searched and searched through my Hard Drive to see what's taking the space. But can't find anything. I'm confused:confused:

    Is there like a program I can download to see all the large files on my Macbook? Thanks:D
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Log in with an user that has administrator privileges.
    Just open a Finder Window, and in the View menu select Show View Options.
    Tick on Calculate All Sizes, by doing this when viewing your Hard Disk drive as a list it will show the size of the folders as well as the documents.
    Sort the list view by the size, and then use the pareto principle: 20% of your docs might be taking 80% of your space...
    Delete, move, etc.. whatever you don't need.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Spring Cleaning and WhatSize also come to mind.
     
  4. clj7 thread starter macrumors member

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