how to find out what's on my HD

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

  1. drewaz macrumors regular

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    Dec 4, 2012
    #1
    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

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    Nov 8, 2015
    #3
    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

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #5
    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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