System taking up too much space? (82.8GB)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pianoman3456, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. pianoman3456 macrumors newbie

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    I recently got an external hard drive because my computer was running out of space. It is a "WD My Passport" and it came with a program called "WD SmartWare" that summarized the distribution of memory on my computer into several categories: documents, movies, music, system, etc. I realized that the "System" category is taking up by far the most amount of space, 82.8GB. Is there anything I can do to reduce this massive amount of memory?
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    WDsmartware doesn't know what it's talking about.

    There are a few quite useful tools that can help you determine what is occupying your hard disc space. I like DiscInventoryX which is available at: http://www.derlien.com/
     
  3. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

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    GrandPerspective is a nice one too. It's on the MAS
     
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