How to delete hidden files that found with daisydisk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vasilisdmr, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. vasilisdmr macrumors newbie

    vasilisdmr

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    Sep 30, 2015
    #1
    Hello guys and keep up the good work.
    As i describe in the title i have installed daisy disk in my macbook which runs yosemite 10.10.5 and is showed to me some hidden files which cosumes up to 8 gb of my hard drive, is there a way to locate those files and delete them??
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    I would recommend the free app "DiskWave":
    http://diskwave.barthe.ph

    Just download it and launch it.
    It shows you your files in "plain english", from largest to smallest, including folders.
    It will also reveal normally-invisible files if you set that in the preferences.

    When you locate something you want to remove, there is a command in the "Action" menu that can move the file to the trash.

    BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO THROW OUT...
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Fort Worth, Texas
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    Files are hidden for a reason which is why you need to be careful about deleting them. If you use Time Machine on a portable Mac and remove the external drive, Time Machine will continue to make backups to your internal hard drive and that creates large hidden files. (known as mobile backups)
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    The Finger Lakes Region
    #4
    Maybe you would like the application GrandPerspective.

    Also maybe you would like the free scanner EtreCheck to scan your disk to see what is no longer being used so you can manually delete the old drivers/kecks.
     

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