If you were an app, where would you hide?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Icarus3000, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Icarus3000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
    Can anybody explain this to me?

    My system tells me I have over 35gig of apps; my apps folder says I have just under 7gig.

    I know there is a 2.5GB app in downloads, making almost 10GB--- where can i find the other 25GB sneaking around in my machine like potential gremlins?!?!

    All help gratefully received

    and maybe i should add i have searched and searched and searched again and can't find to anything of this ilk nor magnitude

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  2. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    I believe that includes /library/application support and /user/library/application support. But looking at my own storage graph, my Apps occupy 23.55 GB whereas my Applications folder is 26.6 GB.

  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Download a small, free utility called DiskWave:

    Just launch it - you'll see what to do next.
    TIP: In DiskWave's preferences, you should choose to make normally-invisible files VISIBLE.
  4. mrkramer Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Do you have a lot of apps for your iPhone or iPad that are synced to your computer in the iTunes folder? I'm not sure if they would show up as apps or not in the disk usage, but that might explain it.
  5. Icarus3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
    Thanks for this, i'll give it a go tonight!
  6. Icarus3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
    lovely bit of info- thanks- you just helped me track down tons of audio...
    still on the quest for them pesky apps !
  7. Icarus3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
    good thinking, i haven't had an iphone for years but maybe there's some apps still on itunes :D muchas gracias
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009

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