How can I remove the 90.2GB of "Other" storage under "About This Mac"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 12aabdelaal, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. 12aabdelaal macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2015
    My 128 GB Mac Air has around 7GB left of storage, with 90GB of it being used as "other". I have removed all un-needed documents, downloads, applications and put music files/photos/videos on a hard drive. What could this 90GB be and how could I remove it?

  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Download an application such as DaisyDisk to create an overview of where the largest files and folders are located.
    You can then prioritise and determine what you can live without.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The figure is based on spotlight's index and can become way off the mark(it's a known, and still unfixed bug since Mavericks). Check disk utility for actual space remaining. Reindex spotlight and it should reflect what's actually on your computer.

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