SSD free space goes down :(

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  1. Boris-VTR, Oct 11, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2015

    Boris-VTR macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    I have mid 2012 Air with 128GB SSD (back then they were quite expensive so I optet for only 128 GB) wich is OK for me. I usualy keep it at around 65GB free space. But with latest xcode update it went donw to like 55G and now usually is around 52GB.
    I am not sure what happend with Xcode update that ate so much free space (maybe it did not delete downloaded content or something). When I go to applications and check info on xcode it says it uses 8.66 GB of space.
    I have Time machine backup turned OFF (and have run terminal command to turn local backup off).
    I have only couple of dosend apps on my mac (xcode, garageband, iMovie new and old, Pages, Numbers, Coda 2, Pixelmator, some video converting apps).

    When I updated to Mavericks my free space was about 78GB and I have downloaded for maybe max 5G worth of new software. Not sure how I am down to low 50GB.

    When I run command in terminal i get this results:
    1 /.DocumentRevisions-V100

    1 /.fseventsd

    1 /.Spotlight-V100

    0 /.Trashes

    0 /.vol

    10 /Applications

    1 /bin

    0 /cores

    1 /dev

    1 /home

    5 /Library

    1 /net

    0 /Network

    12 /private

    1 /sbin

    6 /System

    27 /Users

    1 /usr

    1 /Volumes

    60 /

    60 total

    I tried Disk Doctor and other than some cache files (cca 500MB) I dont have any other big files eating my SSD space.

    Any help is greatly apreciated :)
  2. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    Perth, Australia
    Where is it reporting 50GB? Disk utility? What does finder report?
  3. Boris-VTR thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    When I go to About this Mac -> Storage -> cca 52GB free space (Apps 62GB, Music 4GB, Photos 1.5GB, other 330 MB, backup 120 MB)
  4. Boris-VTR thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
  5. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Just start browsing them folders and deleting junk. Backup first.

    You'll probably find some iOS versions ipsw files, other software might hold onto their installer files, chrome is probably rocking some 2GB for it's cache.

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