unexplained used hard drive space? please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by busterbluth, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2008 MBP, and my hard drive space has been steadily declining without explanation. I tallied all the folders I could find and it still left 80 gigabytes of unexplained hard drive usage.
    What could be explaining all this storage space? How do I clean it up? Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much!. I used two of the programs and basically is found 180-200 gb. this still leaves 50gb that I can't account for thats not located in my user folder. Any idea where that could be coming from? Thanks again!
     
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  5. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    here it is. the bottom left corner says 173 gb but it is a 250gb hard drive
     

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Okay, that is not a really helpful screenshot.

    Better use OmniDiskSweeper, as it sorts by biggest folders.
     

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