Macbook HD more full than I think it should be?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Itogator, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Itogator macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hello to all and thanks in advance.

    I have a Macbook 2.4 ghz, 160 GB, 4GB RAM, OSX 10.5.5.

    Using istat pro, my internal hard drive is showing 100 gigs being used. This seems odd as I don't believe I have that much data on there. I keep all my media on an external HD. I went to "finder" and tried to find what was taking so much space. I only have 6 main folders on my internal HD so I clicked on
    "get info" for each one and added them up. According to that math, I should only have about 30 gigs used up. Thats 70 gigs less than istat pro and "get info" on the whole internal HD shows.

    So my question is: What is taking up all this space and how do I find it?

    I've searched the boards but haven't found an answer.

  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Check to see how large the Library folder directly under Macintosh HD (or whatever you named it), not the one in your user folder, as well as the other folders there, not to mention the other folders around it. That might account for the lost space, but you might also want to make sure you took into account the space "loss" you get from formatting (you should really have something around a 149 GB hard drive).

    BTW, try this. It finds the largest files on your computer.

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