Mac Mini HDD is full: How do I find files to delete?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacNoobGuy, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi all, my Mac Mini's internal HDD is full and I'm having trouble finding large files to delete. I don't want to download any 3rd party apps to help me. I only want to use utilities that are built into OSX.

    Thank you!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #2
    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.
     
  3. xlii macrumors 68000

    xlii

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    Millis, Massachusetts
    #3
    from the terminal window:

    du - a | sort -n -r

    If you want to know what it does before you try type:

    man du

    man sort
     

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