How can I see the HD hogs easily?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cheeryble, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. cheeryble macrumors regular

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    Macbook 2006 OS 10.5.8

    Hi there
    I'm trying to clean out rubbish as my 320gb drive is two thirds full.
    I notice I've dumped a lot of stuff, videos and photos, yet only about 40gb better.
    What would a clever man do?
    Whats the easiest way I can look at how much HD various things are taking up....preferably without having to press control/info for everything?

    thanx Cheeryble
     
  2. Senex macrumors member

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    There is a SUPER handy app in the Mac App Store that's designed just for this purpose, and I use it for exactly what you're describing. It's called Disk Inspector.
     

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  3. balamw Moderator

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    Many others too OmniDiskSweeper GrandPerspective, Disk Inventory X, ... all free.

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  4. Senex macrumors member

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    You know what, it just dawned on me that you said 10.5.8 ...my bad. It's a Snow Leopard and above application. You can perform a disk search by size, locating large space-eaters.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Or use any of the other tools I mentioned. Disk Inventory X in particular is of the 10.5.x vintage and was essentially abandoned when 10.6 came out. Still works though...

    http://www.derlien.com/

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  6. Senex macrumors member

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    Yeah, sorry about that. I was adding my second reply when yours was posted, so I didn't see yours until afterwards. ::facepalm::
     
  7. cheeryble thread starter macrumors regular

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