Please help...Where is all my hard drive space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by YoNadz, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. YoNadz macrumors regular

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    I have a 500GB hard drive in my MBP. Recently it has become pretty sluggish, and I have had problems with iMovie crashing. Figured I need to clean up some hard drive space. When I right click on the HD it states "Capacity 499.25GB, Available 90.14GB"

    I couldnt believe I had used that much space, so I did some searching. When I go into my user profile and add all my pics, docs, movies, aperture, iTunes, etc. together I get right around 161.48GB.

    499.25GB - 161.48GB = 337.77GB remaining. Why is my mac telling me I only have 90GB left??!!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Download and use (its free) OmniDiskSweeper IT will provide a sorted list of folders and you can see what is consuming your disk space.
     
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  4. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I use and like DaisyDisk. Nice graphical presentation with drill down. I "found" that all the old backups of iDevices occupy quite some space.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Where has all the data gone?
    Long time passing
    Where has all the data gone?
    Long time ago
    Where has all the data gone?
    Space is allocated for every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the free bytes gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the free bytes gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the free bytes gone?
    Disc Inventory will tell you, every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the GB gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the GB gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the GB gone?
    Gone for xxx and .avis every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?
     
  6. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Nah,that lyrics would be hard to sing ... The first part is ok; second and third quite bumpy.

    "Disc Inventory will tell you, every one" : too many syllable in inventory; better
    "Daisy Disc will tell you, every one".

    I for sure like the original song !
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Give me time to have another cup of coffee, I'll do better :)
     
  8. YoNadz thread starter macrumors regular

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    free'd up 51.1GB in there!! Is there anywhere else you know of that may be robbing me of space?? There's still 280GB out there somewhere....
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe have a look at post #2 again and try a different application, and if you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion look at the "Other" link.
     
  10. YoNadz thread starter macrumors regular

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    On Daisy Disk under "HIDDEN" it says 153GB, but states it is unable to locate data because it is not accessible to users.....?

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