Where is all the data stored?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LeeThePeople, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. LeeThePeople macrumors newbie

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    I have 7gb left on my 80gb mac mini, but I cant find files to delete :rolleyes:I realise this is a really stupid question. But how do I find old files to delete and free up some space?

    The only thing I can think thats taking up space is video files in imovies, where do I find them on the HD to delete them?

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For space issues, there are a few things you can try:
    • Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.
    • For Time Machine users on Lion, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled.
    • Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
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    • Use OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
     
  4. LeeThePeople thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, ill let you know how I get on.

    I dont think it matters but im running 10.5.8 leopard.
     
  5. LeeThePeople thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the advice, im now the biggest fan of OmniDiskSweeper, its pointed out, 20gb of garageband stuff ive never used or even heard of. 10gb of video podcasts I no longer subscribe too and plenty of other stuff I should of deleted it years ago.

    Thanks.
     

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