how to find out what's on my HD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by drewaz, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. drewaz macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2012
    I have a 2 TB HD that is almost full ... mostly with photos. I have been using iPhoto, Photos and PSE organizer .... is there a way to see actually where the files are that are taking up so much space? I'm wondering if the photo aps somehow have copied photos.
  2. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    Do this:

    Open Finder
    Select Go on menu bar
    Select Computer
    Select Macintosh HD
    Select Users and select your little home folder icon
    Select View on menu bar
    Select "As List"
    >Select View on menu bar and the select "Show View Options"
    >When the next window opens select "arrange by" and then select Size
    >Scroll down to the bottom of that same window and put a check mark beside "calculate all sizes" and then close the window
    >You should then have a Finder window that shows your file types and sizes from greatest to least
  3. drewaz thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2012
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Freeware utility named "DiskWave".

    Download, launch, you'll see what to do next.

    TIP: set prefs so that normally-invisible files and made visible

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