Storage space taken up by "Other"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by viktoreah, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. viktoreah macrumors newbie

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    I'm running into the problem were my macbook pro is running out of storage space. I was told to compress files and transfer music, photos, movies onto an external hard drive but I've discovered that that isn't the problem. 192.9 of storage is being occupied and all falling under the category of "other." I was hoping someone could tell me what exactly "other" is and how I could free up some space.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Hello there -

    Where are you seeing this information about your disk space usage? "Other" could be a whole lot of things... one possible culprit is a runaway log file.
     
  3. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Use one of these (or any of the many other) utilities to display what is using your HD space.

    omnidisksweeper

    whatsize
     
  4. viktoreah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Under system information and then storage.
     
  5. pewra macrumors regular

    pewra

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    Use an application like DaisyDisk to view your disks, have a look where the bulk of your data is.
     
  6. viktoreah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I'm seeing. I tried both and neither really tells me what is taking up so much space.

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  7. viktoreah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I'm seeing. I tried both and neither really tells me what is taking up so much space.
     

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