How to identify and then delete "Other"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mavericks7913, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Today, idk why but there are over 250gb of "other" unexpectedly. I have no idea why do I have more than 250gb just for other files so I want to delete unnecessary other files asap. How can I identify those other files?
     
  2. Benjinator macrumors newbie

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    Try using disk inventory x. It is an amazing utility that will show you what is using up space on your Mac.
    http://www.derlien.com
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

    Another option is to use this terminal command
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

    I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt
     

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