User Account Size Query

christurbo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 20, 2009
175
0
Staffordshire, UK
Hi have recently migrated from a Pro to an Air SSD so have moved all of my iphoto/imovie/itunes files to a NAS.

I am looking to free up more space or find out what is left. However my user account seems to look bigger than what it is.

Get info:

User account 'Chris' - 18.98GB
All folders inside 'Chris' - 7.3GB

Where is the other 11GB?


My SSD looks like this at the moment:

Capacity - 120.47GB
Used - 41.81GB

Of which:

Apps: 7.76GB
Library: 5.32GB
System - 4.43GB
Users - 18.98GB
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
768
For space issues, there are a few things you can try:
  • Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.
  • Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
    https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=316547&d=1324232637​
  • For Time Machine users on Lion, Time Machine local snapshots may be consuming space.
  • Use OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
 

christurbo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 20, 2009
175
0
Staffordshire, UK
It was the hidden library folder that was holding the 11GB
Of which 7.5GB was Mail and the rest was mobile backup.

I need to go through a lot of mail! Oh dear.
 
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jmbrown91

macrumors member
Jun 9, 2011
68
1
Northampton, UK
I have a similar issue..

I updated my 2010 MBP hard drive from standard 250GB hard drive to 750GB, cloned the drive onto the new one and have been ripping DVDs onto the hard drive for use in iTunes and now the hard drive is showing 222.72GB free and my 'Home' folder is showing 33.01GB free.

Does anyone know how I can merge that 222GB of what is essentially free space into my home folder so I can use it?

thanks in advance
 
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