no space left on a new mac?

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

  1. Tyndalltkd macrumors newbie

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    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

    Mal

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    Orlando
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    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.

    jW
     

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