Is there a way to find files that take up space?

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  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

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    My computer is a bit unorganized right now, and it will take some time to straighten everything up.

    Is there an easy way of doing it? A program perhaps that takes every folder or file and arranges it from largest to smallest? Or something?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I like GrandPerspective. It gives you a graphical view of disk space usage and lets you easily see where big files are at.
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Quick and simple way - couldn't you just do a smart search of all files above a certain size? 100 MB, or a GB etc
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    GrandPerspective is AMAZING!
     
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  7. evilmeat macrumors newbie

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    I second the reply that recommended omni disksweeper. I think it was recently made freeware, so that's a plus
     
  8. davidcalvet macrumors member

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    whatsize

    It's a very very usefull application.
    daisydisk ... is very beautifull but not so practical.
    also on the finder do as tomato says. good option.
    good luck
     
  9. Moocher macrumors regular

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    or

    Or, you could use list view in the finder, turn on calculate sizes, and click on size in the window to organize by size.

    The few times I've needed to do this it has worked fine. Not pretty and not as easy as the recommendations above, but if you have a clue as to where the problem files are, it should work.

    Mooch
     
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