MacBook Pro (Mid 2009 Model) Hard Drive Space

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  1. andrewappleinc, Feb 20, 2011
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    andrewappleinc macrumors newbie

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    My hard drive on my Mid 2009 model MacBook Pro seems to fill up with what appears to be nothing. I moved all of my movies and videos to an external hard drive and deleted them from iTunes. Next I deleted all major applications that took enormous amounts of space. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Sims 3 etc.) Then I cleared my caches from my computer and restarted the MacBook and emptied the trash. I also ran the program "OnyX" to ensure that I had touched all of the important things. Now the only thing on my hard drive is about 5 GB of Music and several Apps from the App Store that are minimal on storage. I have a 160 GB (159.7 GB) Hard Drive and I've used 96.94 GB and have 62.76 GB Left. I just don't see how I seemed to occupy 62.76 GB worth of stuff on my Mac. The applications on the machine are FaceTop, Angry Birds, Flight Control HD, Pinball HD, Pangea Arcade, Pac Man, FaceTime, Skype, and Microsoft Office 2008. Other than Microsoft Office I don't see how any of these other applications are going to add up to this amount of space on the hard drive.

    Any ideas?
     

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    Do you run filevault?

    Try downloading and running OmniDiskSweeper.
     
  3. andrewappleinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    RE: Do you Run firevault?

    No, I do not run firevault. And am afraid to run a disk sweeper because won't I lose precious Files. The thing I do not want to do is have to reinstall everything even if it is backed up to disk. It's too time consuming.
     
  4. jgould macrumors regular

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    Hmm... I'm not sure about that... I did, however, just look at both my new MacBook Pro (just a mere 8 hours old) and my old MacBook. My MBP has less files that take up about 10GB more than my old MacBook which has more files, but less space used.

    It doesn't make sense to me either... Have you tried rebooting a second time just to see if there was something that didn't get cleared out with the first reboot?
     
  5. firestarter macrumors 603

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    OmniDiskSweeper doesn't delete stuff unless you press the delete button.

    It's the best utility bar none to show you where your disk space has gone.
     
  6. andrewappleinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    RE: Hmm... I'm not sure about that...

    Yeah, I know. It makes no sense whatsoever.
     
  7. andrewappleinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re: OmniDiskSweeper doesn't delete stuff unless you press the delete button.

    O.k. I'll try it.
     
  8. andrewappleinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried running OmniDiskSweeper and it worked! Thanks a lot! Turns out I had about 30 GB in Screen Shots taken from Preview and I didn't realize the Mac was auto saving them. So I had to get rid of those. I know only occupy about 38 GB on My Mac. 20GB for Music and the rest was applications.

    :apple:Thank You SO MUCH!:apple:
     
  9. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Excellent, a happy ending! Glad it worked out for you! :)
     

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