How to remove 100GB of "OTHER" on ssd

weaztek

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Aug 28, 2009
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Madison
I had 20GB of message attachments I just deleted.
1. Go to Finder.
2.
Hit the Command+Shift+G
3.
Now enter the ~/Library/Messages/Attachments/
You’ll see the attachment files listed randomly. Select files and delete them as usual.
 

tom29786

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Thanks for your help, not much could be found, did the next best thing, wiped the drive. I installed Catalina 100 Gb gone, I run on an external, internal is original. {2018 mini}. At 75 years of age I do not appreciate Apple screwing things up when they change OS. I have been with Apple since Leopard or earlier, If they can't figure how to make things work leave it the hell alone. Tom
 
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Diamond Dog

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I use DaisyDisk to visualize what's taking up the most space and delete as needed. Highly recommend it!
 

weaztek

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Aug 28, 2009
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Madison
I just remembered how I discovered my large folder of message attachments. This would also work to find your culprit.

Option click Go > Library > and I selected all 78 items. Click Command + i to Get Info on all the items. Once there I looked for folders with huge files until I found the massive archive of old text message attachments.
 
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