no space left on a new mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tyndalltkd, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Tyndalltkd macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2011
    hey guys, basically my mac was bought in march of this year. and 6 of those 8 months it has been in repair due to a faulty motherboard.
    I've got a 500GB HDD.
    I got it back three weeks ago and checked my storage space under 'about this mac' and I've got barely any left.
    i only have 230ish GB of music and movies and apps, and then theres 254GB of 'other' taking up space on my computer.
    Is there anything i can do about it? what is it? there can't possibly be that many files and document on my computer, because i don't have any. mabey 10 word files at most.
    So what is it? how do i clear the space?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Grab a copy of WhatSize, GrandPerspective, or OmniDiskSweeper to see what's taking up space. My favorite is OmniDiskSweeper, I think it's the simplest one, but you can use any of them for the same purpose.


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