System info shows a lot of memory taken up by audio, video, etc but none in finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by liamgaul, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. liamgaul macrumors newbie

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    I'm brand new to Mac's. Very good with PC's but don't know my way around these machines very well. Bought a brand new pro today and started to do migration assistant at startup to transfer my itunes music and films from my windows pc to my mac over my network. I left it for 15 minutes and the bar didn't even move (transferring like 60gb) so I thought screw this and cancelled it on my pc (can't cancel on mac) and that canceled it on my mac too. I started over to just do my music as that's all that I really needed (10GB). Again it took too long so I canceled and thought I'd do it later and continued to set up my new mac. I then went into about this mac and under storage it says I have a load of files (below) but I can't find anything in Finder so where are they and are they some of my files that transferred over before I cancelled or are they system files (seems excessive to me to have over a gig of audio)[​IMG]
    Also when I go into finder and show all my files all I can see is this
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    so where are all them files?

    Not tech savvy with Mac at all btw but I will be soon as I learn fast and am generally very good with computers. I think I may be being stupid and they are all just system files but it seems a lot to me to have 1gb of audio files just for notifications and such and couldn't find any videos. It's probably me being paranoid because I canceled migration assistant
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML 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:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
     

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