System Storage is Too High

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tab527, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. tab527 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2019
    Hello all,

    Per the title and attached screenshot, my system storage is over 50% and this has happened before with iOS, but I'll usually just wipe my iPhone clean and start new. Is there an easier way to do that with Mac?

    All help is much appreciated.


  2. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2015
    on the land line mr. smith.
    Why not run a tool a free tool like Omni Disk Sweeper to see exactly what it is that is using all that space? Could be a simple backup snap shots, iOS backups, or cache run amuck, all of which should be easy to find and remove.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Download DiskWave from here:
    It's small in size and free.

    Open DiskWave and go to the preferences.
    Put a checkmark in "show invisible files".
    Close preferences.

    The DiskWave window shows you in plain English all your drives.
    Click on any drive.
    Now, you'll see what's ON the drive, listed in order of "largest to smallest".
    You can easily locate what's eating up your space.

    What is it?
  4. tab527 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2019
    This program is incredible! Had a bunch of games and movies stored away I'd completely forgotten about.

    Thank you, Fishrrman!


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