idiotic question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nickjalder, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. nickjalder macrumors newbie

    nickjalder

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    hello, i'll keep this brief, i'm a mac newbe, just got my macbook.

    how the hell do i check how much hard drive space i have free and how much is installed on the machine (i.e. there should be 160gb total)? just want to know how much space all te pre-installed apps take up.

    thanks for the help
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I would suggest using whatsize to get a detailed view of how much space everything on the hard drive is taking up.
     
  3. ahollywoodcraig macrumors member

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    Control click or right click on the Hard drive and select "Get Info"
     
  4. Deepdale macrumors 68000

    Deepdale

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    You could open up Activity Monitor, which you'll find in the Utilities folder (within the Applications folder) ... then click on Disk Usage.
     
  5. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    when you open a finder window or double click on the hard drive, you will see the available space at the bottom of the window.

    You can go to the Apple Menu at the left, top corner in the menu and then select About this Mac. Once that opens click on More Info at the bottom. Once that opens you can look at all the hardware in the computer and get detailed info. The drive info is in there. It will tell you the full size, how much is being used and how much is available.
     
  6. nickjalder thread starter macrumors newbie

    nickjalder

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  7. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    No problem.

    I think it is funny that you asked a simple question like that and got completely different answers from everyone. A diverse group of good knowledge around here....
     

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