Retina Pro Storage Issues

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  1. LiamJ27 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I've had my macbook only three days now and the only thing I've transferred over is my music. However, when I go into Storage, I see this:

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    For the life of me, I can't work out where the movies are coming from? Let alone the pictures (I have 0 video files and 1 picture).

    Is something wrong with the mac?

    Thanks :confused:
     
  2. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    something in the iTunes music folder perhaps ?
     
  3. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    The movies are probably video's Apple uses in some apps like setting up a mouse, etc...
     
  4. LiamJ27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    No, unfortunately.

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    But 10gb of them? Surely Apple wouldn't take a twelfth of the storage away?
     
  5. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Which OS X do you have installed. This was normal with Yosemite Public Beta 1 and 2 but some were fixed with PB 3 and PB 4
     
  6. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

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    Check your iTunes movies/episodes section? iTunes may have automatically downloaded them.
     
  7. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    Strange, I would download DaisyDisk or a similar app that will let you scan you drive and see what is taking up space. It will be easier to troubleshoot once you know what is actually taking up the space.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Mavericks obviously
     
  9. LiamJ27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mavericks, fully updated too.

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    There's no films or episodes in my iTunes or my computer. I have 1.5GB of music videos only.
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    What about iphone backups

    Have you got any iphone ipad back ups to take into account they can build up over time.
     
  11. anarti macrumors regular

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    Install Daisy Disk and you'll know right away where is that coming from:)
     
  12. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    This ! you will see exactly what and in what folder.
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The OS does include some small videos, but they total less than 1GB.

    Sometimes the Spotlight index gets corrupted and will cause that storage graphic to be wrong.

    Try running the command below in Terminal then wait while Spotlight reindexes and once the reindex is done check the graphic again.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  14. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Music videos do count as videos. Also, I'd check all the folders in your ~/<User name> (or known as the Home Folder).

    If not use Daisy Chain or a free scanner disk on the Mac App store.
     
  15. s0nicpr0s, Oct 10, 2014
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