Storage 'Other' BS

Phightinphils

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 27, 2012
376
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USA
Can someone explain to me why 170gb of my 250gb SSD is the dreaded yellow bar of 'Other'? I'm 6 hours away from the nearest Apple store so I can't just drive it down to have them clean it up a bit. I've gone through all of my applications and deleted useless data with the AppCleaner application.

SOS :apple:
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,396
709
Can someone explain to me why 170gb of my 250gb SSD is the dreaded yellow bar of 'Other'?
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
I've gone through all of my applications and deleted useless data with the AppCleaner application.
If you elect to use such apps, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion: