I only have 4.9GB left on my 250GB HD on my mbrp, l like to know where its all gone

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Appletise, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Appletise macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    how do l know how all my space is used? In what files and folders?.
    l got a large 1TB USB hardrive, which l like to transfer the files.

  2. gomatt macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    use disk inventory x - http://www.derlien.com/

    There was an awesome one I used for Windows a long time ago, but this is the only thing close to it for OS X.
  3. mopatops macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2011
  4. nontroppo macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2009
    Another DaisyDisk recommendation here, the UI is very fast to drill down into the directory structure and add stuff to a collector to delete in one go.
  5. doynton macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    Absolutely. No need to pay for something when the free version is better. Note that if you run either of these as sudo (so you can see other users files) and delete then things will end up in root's trash can which can be even more annoying.

    If you only have one user either is fine. There are also various Java based scanners which are similar.
  6. DeafRaiders macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Caotbridge (outside Glasgow, UK)
    DaisyDisk is free. It is an great app i found out all my space when to photos when I found out i had 300GB out of 1TB free.

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