How much storage is actually free on my MacBook Pro?

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  1. SamL05 macrumors newbie

    SamL05

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    Hi all,

    I have a 2016 MacBook Pro with 256gb of storage. It has been pretty much full for a long time and I have decided to empty it out.

    Recently, I deleted a lot of games from my Mac as I wanted to use bootcamp. When I go into about my Mac, it shows that I have 75.67gb but when I go into disk utility it shows that I only have 16.04gb. What is going on?

    Thank you!

    Sam
     
  2. MSastre macrumors 6502

    MSastre

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    Believe Disk Utility and/or select your drive, then go to Get Info (command+I). After deleting your games, did you empty the trash?
     
  3. SamL05 thread starter macrumors newbie

    SamL05

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    Yes, the trash is empty.

    I think all has been fixed, after disabling optimise Mac storage in iCloud and shutting it down and leaving it off overnight, disk utility shows that I have 70gb+ of free space.

    But thank you for your suggestion.
     
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502

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