Where did my HD space go?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Matt-Man-Plus, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

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    Trying to figure out where the HD space on my MB went. I have a 160 GB HD and the only really large file I have is the iTunes music folder, which is about 40 gigs. I moved an iphoto library (about 40 gigs also) to my time capsule and deleted it from my wife's user account and emptied the trash. When I do a "get info" on her user account under the HD, it shows 43 GB, but when you look at any of the subfolders, they don't show anything even close to the 43 gigs. So, in fact in total I tallied all the sub folders up to a couple gigs total. This was after I restarted and checked using my admin account and her account. Any ideas?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    DiskInventoryX will tell you how much space the folders take.
    It scans the selected drive and shows were all the bytes have gone.

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  3. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    I do a smart search with Finder with Name: "", Created: "last week" and Size: "more than 500 MB". This is a saved search on my mac, it shows my recent downloads that are eating up space. You could also remove the "last week" to see all large files hogging the disk space.
     
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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