How to figure out what is taking up space on my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kat.hayes, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I am having problems with my Macbook Pro. I have everything backed up through Time Machine, though I'm still going through everything trying to figure out where all of my files are, so I'm manually dragging everything to a folder on my desktop. The folder is about 150GB of photos, videos, and files, though when I check Get Info on my 500GB hard drive, it indicates that I only have around 90GB available and I can not figure out what is taking up that space. Is there a way to determine this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
     

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