My system storage is unnecessarily large, & I've found where the files are but they aren't showing?

nataliejsr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 23, 2019
3
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Hi,

I've been having this issue where my computer is almost out of space, and it says I have over 100gb stored on the "system":

Screen Shot 2019-02-23 at 7.17.00 PM.png

but when I go to the folder where the files are all supposedly being stored:

Screen Shot 2019-02-23 at 7.09.15 PM.png



I can't find any of those items and they're not in any of the folders in there:


Screen Shot 2019-02-23 at 7.09.32 PM.png



Can any one help me please!! I went on another forum on here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/system-taking-alot-of-space.2015434/page-4

and tried everything they said to do, but nothing worked.

Thank you so much if you can help!! It's been driving me crazy.
 

Weaselboy

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Code:
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/

Run each of these commands and wait a minute for it to complete then tell us the results.

It sounds like you have something in a system or hidden folder than Finder cannot see by default.
 

nataliejsr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 23, 2019
3
1
Code:
sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/

Run each of these commands and wait a minute for it to complete then tell us the results.

It sounds like you have something in a system or hidden folder than Finder cannot see by default.


Thanks for answering!!


sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / :

daniels-MBP:~ danplunkett$ sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
Password:
0 /.HFS+ Private Directory Data
1 /home
1 /usr
1 /.Spotlight-V100
1 /net
0 /.PKInstallSandboxManager
0 /.PKInstallSandboxManager-SystemSoftware
1 /bin
0 /Network
1 /sbin
6 /Library
0 /.Trashes
6 /System
1 /.fseventsd
du: /private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/Store: Operation not permitted
du: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000y800007k/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted
du: /private/var/folders/79/nkwx1n9x3n917j3s8nws7_ph0000gn/0/SafariFamily: Operation not permitted
du: /private/var/folders/79/nkwx1n9x3n917j3s8nws7_ph0000gn/0/com.apple.LaunchServices.dv: Operation not permitted
du: /private/var/folders/79/nkwx1n9x3n917j3s8nws7_ph0000gn/0/com.apple.nsurlsessiond: Operation not permitted
du: /private/var/folders/79/nkwx1n9x3n917j3s8nws7_ph0000gn/0/com.apple.routined: Operation not permitted
11 /private
1 /.DocumentRevisions-V100
0 /.vol
194 /Users
9 /Applications
1 /dev
1 /Volumes
0 /cores
226 /
226 total

sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/ :

daniels-MBP:~ danplunkett$ sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/
1 /Users/danplunkett//Music
1 /Users/danplunkett//dan@skatemental.com Creative Cloud Files
1 /Users/danplunkett//.WhatUsersDo-Recorder
1 /Users/danplunkett//hideyhank3148@yahoo.com Creative Cloud Files
1 /Users/danplunkett//natanddanwedding@gmail.com Creative Cloud Files
1 /Users/danplunkett//.adobe
1 /Users/danplunkett//Creative Cloud Files
19 /Users/danplunkett//Pictures
1 /Users/danplunkett//natalie.june@yahoo.com Creative Cloud Files
6 /Users/danplunkett//Desktop
166 /Users/danplunkett//Library
1 /Users/danplunkett//.oracle_jre_usage
3 /Users/danplunkett//iCloud Drive (Archive)
1 /Users/danplunkett//.cups
1 /Users/danplunkett//.bash_sessions
1 /Users/danplunkett//nataliejsreid@gmail.com Creative Cloud Files
1 /Users/danplunkett//Public
1 /Users/danplunkett//.dropbox
1 /Users/danplunkett//Movies
0 /Users/danplunkett//Applications
1 /Users/danplunkett//Dropbox
0 /Users/danplunkett//.Trash
1 /Users/danplunkett//isus
1 /Users/danplunkett//Documents
1 /Users/danplunkett//Downloads
193 /Users/danplunkett/
193 total
 

nataliejsr

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 23, 2019
3
1
Hi,

Sorry not sure if you're still here, I dropped off for a bit.

This is what happens with that code:

Last login: Tue Apr 9 21:29:57 on console
daniels-MBP:~ danplunkett$ sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/Library
Password:
122 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Application Support
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Maps
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Assistant
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Saved Application State
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/IdentityServices
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/WebKit
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Calendars
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Preferences
51 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Messages
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Keychains
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Sharing
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/ColorPickers
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/ColorSync
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Application Scripts
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Assistants
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Mail
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Compositions
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/GameKit
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Google
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/LanguageModeling
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Favorites
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Passes
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Family
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/iTunes
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/iMovie
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/FontCollections
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Sounds
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Personas
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/com.apple.internal.ck
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/AutoSave
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Printers
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/SyncedPreferences
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Audio
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Keyboard Layouts
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Logs
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/PhotoshopCrashes
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Internet Plug-Ins
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Voices
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Accounts
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Safari
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Colors
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/PreferencePanes
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/FileProvider
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Dropbox
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Mobile Documents
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/PubSub
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Suggestions
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/LaunchAgents
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Group Containers
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Dictionaries
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Containers
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Usertesting
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Fonts
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/KeyboardServices
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Metadata
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Screen Savers
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/CallServices
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Spelling
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/SafariSafeBrowsing
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Input Methods
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Cookies
0 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Services
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Keyboard
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/CoreFollowUp
1 /Users/danplunkett/Library/Caches
175 /Users/danplunkett/Library
175 total
daniels-MBP:~ danplunkett$
[doublepost=1556509869][/doublepost]Nevermind I figured it out! Found that I had a duplicate deleter still on my computer and it had all my extra photos. I looked here to see that info:

sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g ~/Library/Application\ Support

Thanks Weaselboy!
 
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