Missing Hard Drive space

Discussion in 'macOS' started by X1Lightning, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    i was looking at my hard drive last night, and i'm missing about 20gig of space, and i cant seem to find whats eating it, is there any way to find out what could be taking up that kind of space?
     
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Mac OS X files. Also take note that actual HD space is always slightly less than as advertised.
     
  3. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i know that you get less space than advertised, but i'm missing drive space that i used to have, i'm guessing its an imovie project that i'm just not finding... i dont know what else could eat that much space....
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Try using an app like WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper, or Disk Inventory X to look for a large temp or log file.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Download an app called Whatsize, that'll show you what is taking up all the space.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    hmm...

    You HAVE A VIRUS! QUICK, GIVE YOUR COMPUTER TO ME!
     
  7. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ohh well i better ship that out today! :eek:

    lol:D
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    do some search, Im sure we discussed this at least 5 times before

    try use OnyX to clear system cache, force clear trash, clear everything!.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You are unclear on the source of your problem, but I'll take a wild guess...

    You have a "250Gb" harddrive, and you wonder why the drive says "232Gb"?

    If not, did 20gb of space disappeared overnight?
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    no, he was talking about he had 100G 1 hour ago, and w/o doing nothing, he has only 80G left now.
     
  11. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    hmm

    Install WhatSize. It will tell you exactly what's taking up the space.
     
  12. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

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    actually i have an 80gb drive, and i'm only seeing 32gb i'm figuring i should have in the 50gb range of usable space, i did do a few imovie projects, but i have deleted them.

    it didn't disappear over night, but i wasn't really paying attention to drive space, but i know about 4 months a go i had 52-54gb free, and now i only have 32, not the end of the world, but would like to find what is eating the space....

    yeah i'm going to do that, i was just joking back at you
     
  13. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just found the offending files,
    disk inventory x worked really well, it mapped out the drive and it was real easy to find the large files
     
  14. Flying Monkey macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    I Love forums and search engines. Thanks to this thread and disk inventory, I found 80GB of hidden backups to delete. Hooray!:D
     

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