where did my HD space go? LFHelp in finding 30 gigs of space which I cannot figure ou

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  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I'm fairly new to Mac - I just filled up my macbook pro. I have multiple external HDs and am in the process of making room on my HD. When I do "get info" in finder window on the main HD, it says I have 148.xx Gigs - so I figure my HD was originally 150gigs or maybe it was 160 gigs. I have an intel core 2 duo macbook pro.

    So I've gone though various things.

    6 gigs in applications
    26 gigs parallels
    18 gigs music
    4 gigs work documents ppts, etc
    50 gigs videos
    12 gigs books/videos, misc work resources

    that totals 116 gigs.

    What happened to the other 30 gigs?
    Does anyone have any tips on where I can look to figure out if I have files hidden away somewhere?
    How much space does OS X tiger take up?
    my applications said 6 gigs, is this about right? or are there other files somewhere that I'm missing?
    Any tips in general would be appreciated.

    I tried searching for things like HD and hard drive and making room and full hd and all I found where a million threads on the iphone.

    Thanks for your help,

    found some more:
    Library folder from main HD - 10 gigs
    system folder about 2 gigs

    Still missing 20ish gigs ... ?

    5 gigs available

    still missing 15 ish gigs?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    The drive is formatted so you don't get the number on the box. Tiger takes a few GBs too. The amount of free space is told to you at the bottom of each Finder window.
     
  3. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

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    psychofreak is right, but you could try WhatSize? to see exactly what is taking up how much space on your had drive.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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