Looking for an app that finds unused big files.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ozzhead, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Ozzhead macrumors member

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    Im still kind of new to mac, i have my HDD almost full. What program should i use to find the realy big files i can delete? Ive done alot of video editing and what not so im sure i got some stuff i can delete just dont know where its at.

    Thanks, Ozzhead
     
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if one exists, but you can search for stuff according to type of file and file size... command-F will bring up a spotlight search window and you can add or remove as many search criteria as you want.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    None of these will tell you if a file is "unused"- you'll have to make that decision yourself.
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... they don't really tell you if they are unused... you just have to make some decisions.. like deleting old podcasts that are no longer wanted... or some duplicates of music...

    I have been using sponge...
    http://sponge-mac.com/

    Although... I think that since "Omni Disk Sweeper" has become freeware... it is definitely worth a look...!!!
     
  5. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    if ur looking to free up some space on ur mac try slimtool. its a free version of xslimmer.if u can afford it go for xslimmer but if not get slimtool. saved me 3 gigs. also u can try drive genius. its 99 dollars but its driveslim feature is cool. im sure theress a free version
     
  6. DanielKane macrumors newbie

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    Whatsize

    Whatsize is the best app for what you're asking for I shaved a good 2 gigs of file using it
     
  7. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    I second the spotlight search. If you use the right keywords, it can be very powerful. I only wish I knew what they were.... :D
     

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