Where is all my hard drive space?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imbored, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. imbored macrumors member

    May 9, 2005
    I've been bugged by this for a while and was hoping I could get some help. I have a macbook with a hard drive that supposedly has a capacity of 74.21 GB. I only have 5.27 GB of space free and am trying to find out where the other space went.

    I have searched for large files (over 50mb) and have deleted all the unneccesary ones. I have 15 GB of music, and my Pictures files is 570 MB.

    When I open the Macintosh HD I click get info on the 4 files and they read:

    Library 9.04 GB
    Users 16.58 GB
    System 1.76 GB
    Applications 4.05 GB

    That's about 30 GB, but where is my other 45 GB? I've tried find programs to optimize my drive (Onyx) and it freed up a little bit of space, but I'm really confused as to where all my free space is.

    And yes, I have emptied my trash.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Go to versiontracker.com, get WhatSize or DiskInventoryX and find out what files are consuming the space.
  3. imbored thread starter macrumors member

    May 9, 2005
    Thanks, I found the problem and now have my space back!
  4. sbluetruck macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
    for the record here, what was taking up all the space?
    was it a log file?

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