What took up so much space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gameface, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. gameface macrumors 6502

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    I had a 250GB hard drive in my Macbook Pro with ~60GB available space. It started making some noise so I backed up and brought the machine to the Apple store. They replaced it, the screen and 2 fans and gave me a fresh install of the OS. I did a time machine back-up and now I have 110GB of free space. I'm not missing anything that I've noticed so it seems weird that I gained ~50GB from a fresh install/back-up... :confused:
     
  2. gameface thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And now, even though I just backed up from Time Machine, time machine started its hourly backup and says it's backing up 31GB? I haven't done anything to the machine since backing it up... so how is there mysteriously 31GB of info on my MBP that isn't in my time machine backups??? :confused:
     
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  4. gameface thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've used Grand Perspective in the past but how am I going to compare the two now that the old drive crashed?
     

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