How to get hard disk size, don't see the icon

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  1. mbpmpb17 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    How can I figure out the hard disk size and how much is empty on it?

    I searched and people suggested doing a 'get info' on the hard disk icon on the desktop, but I don't see it and going to preferences doesn't have the 'show drive icon on desktop' anywhere (that I can see!).

    Also, is there a way to do this on the command line also?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Go to Finder -> Preferences -> General
    Not the System Preferences, but rather the Finder preferences from the menu bar
    That will let you show your icon for your HD
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    You can also open the Activity Monitor and click on Disk Usage. Here you'll see a graph of the space usage on all connected drives. Or use Disk Utility.
  4. mbpmpb17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010

    Is there a way to get a report on where/how I am using my drive?

    e.g. a break down per folder

    I can't imagine why I am using 250 GB! I wanted to get a 128GB SSD!
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC

    I heartily endorse Daisy Disk. Love it.

    You find weird stuff, like hidden folders where Dropbox is storing stuff you already erased. Things like that.

    Well worth the price.
  7. mbpmpb17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I've used jdisk report on my windows machine and it was great, but I just tried it on the Mac and it doesn't startup after I unzip the .zip file. It says "JDISKReport" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash".

    I downloaded it a second time and got the same message.

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