Losing ~130GB of SSD space on my rMBP

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  1. daveash macrumors newbie

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    I've been noticing a weird trend with my rMBP, I always seem to have less space than I think I should. I don't check my free space that often, but when I do I'm surprised at how little I've got compared to the amount of stuff I store locally. Last night I checked and had 78GB free, this morning (after my rMBP had done nothing but sleep all night) I had 40GB. This was weird, so I checked the Storage tab in the About This Mac window and I currently have 142GB of space taken up by 'Other':

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    Any ideas what this could be? And why it's inexplicably getting bigger?

    I'm guessing ~10GB is my ML install, but that still leaves 130GB being filled by phantom data.
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Run Omnidisksweeper - it'll show you what's using the data :)
     
  3. daveash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm. Not sure why that image isn't working, it doesn't matter. Basically it shows over half my HD taken up by the mustard yellow 'Other' section.
     
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  5. daveash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.
     
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  7. daveash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all, it was my After Effects Disk Cache. Feel rather stupid now.
     

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