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JT777

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I have tried to clean the cache manually. ie. Preferences > General and click 'Clear iMazing cache'. But it does not free up any internal drive space at all.

I also manually deleted the first backup on the backup list which should be the one on the internal, but instead it deleted the external backup instead and still left 175 GB on the internal drive, probably in the hidden library files

I also, removed the pairing between my iPhone and my Mac Studio via "Forget your device" option. Quit out. Shut down. Restarted. No change.

What else can I try?
 

stradify

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Jul 4, 2015
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I recently couldn't clear drive space after removing a large Virtual Machine file so I ran Disk Utility's First Aid on my internal SSD & that cleared up the problem. Give Disk Utility a shot.
 

JT777

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Feb 20, 2023
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I recently couldn't clear drive space after removing a large Virtual Machine file so I ran Disk Utility's First Aid on my internal SSD & that cleared up the problem. Give Disk Utility a shot.

Thanks, just ran it. But no difference unfortunately
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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Download DiskWave from here:
It's small in size and free.

Open DiskWave and go to the preferences.
Put a checkmark in "show invisible files".
Close preferences.

The DiskWave window shows you all your volumes and drives in plain English (no ridiculous graphical formats).
Click on any item "on the left".
Now, you'll see what's ON the volume, listed in order of "largest to smallest".
You can easily locate what's eating up your space.

If it's "imazing-related", you could try to delete it manually.
 

JT777

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 20, 2023
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Download DiskWave from here:
It's small in size and free.

Open DiskWave and go to the preferences.
Put a checkmark in "show invisible files".
Close preferences.

The DiskWave window shows you all your volumes and drives in plain English (no ridiculous graphical formats).
Click on any item "on the left".
Now, you'll see what's ON the volume, listed in order of "largest to smallest".
You can easily locate what's eating up your space.

If it's "imazing-related", you could try to delete it manually.

Thanks. When I click on the link it says warning, this is not private. Expired certificate

Does it work on macOS Monterey 12.6.1? Under Stats only shows up 10.6
 

bogdanw

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Mar 10, 2009
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Another way of finding what's taking space:
download and install AppCleaner https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ , drag iMazing into it, observe the largest folders, you can open them by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol at the end of each one, click Cancel.
 
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JT777

macrumors newbie
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Feb 20, 2023
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Another way of finding what's taking space:
download and install AppCleaner https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ , drag iMazing into it, observe the largest folders, you can open them by clicking on the magnifying glass symbol at the end of each one, click Cancel.

You are an absolute genius! THANK YOU!

There was 116 GB iMazing folder in the hidden Library folder on the system. I decided to delete every file, folder and the iMazing application and will download again, and this time backup straight to an external drive. The fact that iMazing's cache deleting option doesn't work is a major concern for users that value drive space. When you only have say a 256 or 512 GB internal SSD, every GB counts
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I emailed the author of DiskWave at his home page about the expired certificate.
But the site still works fine.

(I'm NOT afraid of "this website is not secure" alerts. I go where I please, thank you very much)
 

Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
You are an absolute genius! THANK YOU!

There was 116 GB iMazing folder in the hidden Library folder on the system. I decided to delete every file, folder and the iMazing application and will download again, and this time backup straight to an external drive. The fact that iMazing's cache deleting option doesn't work is a major concern for users that value drive space. When you only have say a 256 or 512 GB internal SSD, every GB counts
Have iMazing backup to an external drive or NAS. That will prevent your problem from happening again.
 

bogdanw

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Mar 10, 2009
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I emailed the author of DiskWave at his home page about the expired certificate.
But the site still works fine.
(I'm NOT afraid of "this website is not secure" alerts. I go where I please, thank you very much)
In general, that message might indicate that a website has been hacked.
In this case, probably the owner forgot to renew the certificate. It’s now opening without any message and a valid certificate. https://diskwave.barthe.ph/
Scan for DiskWave_0.4-3.dmg https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/733ac81464bf66928e6e6eb59bb7f2c15e32ff38694c42a0fa7808a1a4a7a295
 
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