What is taking up space on my MacBook Pro ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DomButcher, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. DomButcher macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    Hi all,

    my MacBook Pro says I have about 175 GB of space (125 GB is taken by ''Other'') used but OmniDisk Sweeper and Disk Inventory X say I have only 90 GB of space used on Macintosh HD.

    I don't know what could take up so much space as I don't have a lot of stuff on my Mac and I checked iTunes Backups and they only take about 20 GB.

    Thanks a lot,

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the 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 drive space in Mac OS X
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Open Terminal app from /Applications/Utilities then copy paste in the line below and hit return. You will be asked for your password then it will list all your root folders along with space used in each in GB. Paste up that output here and we can help you out.

    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

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