My free space is being eaten up by something...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lukasarvidsson, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. lukasarvidsson macrumors newbie

    lukasarvidsson

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    Hi!

    I had a strange problem with my old Macbook Pro (2012 13") that my free space on my hard drive was getting gobbled up by something, if I checked all the folders (hidden and visible) and there was nothing that could explain that I suddenly had only a few GB left.

    I have now a "new" computer (late 2013 15" retina) and now to my surprise I have the same problem!

    Please see the attached screenshots for explanation. I am quite stunned by this. My thought is that it might be due to Dropbox och Creative cloud. I have also tried doing First aid in disk utility and no errors were found.

    Ideas for how to troubleshoot this further would be much welcomed.
     

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  2. page404 macrumors regular

    page404

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    Can you check you activity monitor and see if there is a process writing to disk? My guess it's some temporary data written bij an application gone rogue.
     
  3. lukasarvidsson thread starter macrumors newbie

    lukasarvidsson

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    Thank you for your answer.

    Here is how it looks in the activity monitor.

    I tried using Daisydisk and here it how it looks there. ChunkStorage seems to be the problem.
     

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  4. lukasarvidsson thread starter macrumors newbie

    lukasarvidsson

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    I have now found the error. It is the application Sketch by Bohemian coding that has a bug with document revisions. I just deleted 323GB of version history from my saved sketch files. Each time I save a new file is added to DocumentRevisions.

    To clean my document revisions i used the following command with great success "sudo rm -rf /.DocumentRevisions-V100” and my total disk usage has gone from 496GB to 173GB.
     
  5. page404 macrumors regular

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