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angel.mariano

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Feb 12, 2015
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Miami,FL
can someone please explain this to me, all i really have on my mac is 1.5 gb of photos and 18 gb of music, nothing else.
thank you in advance , i attached a picture of my flash drive .
 

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maflynn

macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
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Could it be those digital extras that sometimes come with album purchases?

Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

If you run it with sudo (As shown below), it will include some system files that it woud not normally have access to scan. That is a more accurate representation of what's consuming your drive.
Code:
sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper

Another option is to use this terminal command
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt

Like the sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper command, it will scan all directories, but produce a text file as opposed to showing the results in a window
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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California
can someone please explain this to me, all i really have on my mac is 1.5 gb of photos and 18 gb of music, nothing else.
thank you in advance , i attached a picture of my flash drive .

That's normal. A fresh install of the OS with zero movies will show some data there for movies. There are a bunch of small demo videos that get installed with the OS and they all add up. For example, if you go to this screen you will see a short video that shows how swiping works.

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motrek

macrumors 68030
Sep 14, 2012
2,618
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Could it be those digital extras that sometimes come with album purchases?

Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

If you run it with sudo (As shown below), it will include some system files that it woud not normally have access to scan. That is a more accurate representation of what's consuming your drive.
Code:
sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper

Another option is to use this terminal command
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt

Like the sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper command, it will scan all directories, but produce a text file as opposed to showing the results in a window

I would recommend a shareware program called Disk Inventory X instead. It shows a nice graphical representation of what's taking up space and also a nice tree view of files sorted by how big they are that's easy to navigate.
 

angel.mariano

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 12, 2015
13
2
Miami,FL
Thank you for the comment guys. Ill check it out later :) . Ill update you guys if i wind what is it . Thank you again
 
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