How can I see the HD hogs easily?

cheeryble

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Feb 1, 2008
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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
 

Senex

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Dec 27, 2011
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Northern Indiana, USA
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
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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Senex

macrumors member
Dec 27, 2011
77
0
Northern Indiana, USA
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
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.
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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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.
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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