What's taking up so much space in my MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by galaksy, May 18, 2014.

  1. galaksy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    I have 1TB of storage. Even if I delete all the movies that are listed under "All My Files" it doesn't seem to be that much. Where can I see what is taking up how much space?
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  3. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

    Apr 11, 2014
    Is it an SSD? Sometimes the storage meter doesn't update after deleting stuff.
  4. sjinsjca macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
    Run Disk Utility. Verify the disk. You might have some orphaned clusters. Nothing to worry about if so... You'd just need to boot into the recovery partition and run the repair procedure in Disk Utility there.
  5. Burning Radio macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
  6. galaksy, May 18, 2014
    Last edited: May 18, 2014

    galaksy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    Movies is only taking 200GB and “Other” is taking up 580 GB. But I don’t know what that Other is.

    It says it was found corrupt and need to be repaired, so I am repairing it now…
  7. galaksy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    I repaired it but still I don't know what the "Other" is. Is there some sort of app you can download to find out?
  8. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    Disk Inventory app will tell you whats on your hard drive.


    Here's the link:

  9. Barney63 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2014
    Bolton, UK.
    Other could well be local Time Machine backups.
    There is a thread that explains how to clear them somewhere.

  10. chenderson2 macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Oh, yes. This will eat up a lot of storage memory. However, it is a "reserve" usage and will be overwritten if need be. I hate it, because it makes it look like you have used up all your memory.
  11. galaksy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    I found four .iso disk images that are about 46.5 GB each. I wonder what it is.

    The names are: VWBS-1399 etc (the four numbers are different for each .iso)
  12. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    Hmmm.. I will go with __

    Hmmm.. I will go with 'Torrent Downloads' quite likely.. I have NO idea what you may get a s a result of letting others 'at yor computer' as such.. mayeb nothing... or maybe ___ ~ ~ Someone Wiser than me will surely Chime In here to let us know their experiences!! :rolleyes:

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