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Where is my disk space going "others"

Sound Evolution

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 30, 2007
Dear All,

Since a while my disk space is getting eaten insanely. And I have no idea what is happening. I keep running out of disk space. I already hardly have any movies or any big files left. Yesterday I erased another 5GB. of movies, but just one day and all my free extra 5GB space was gone too :(

What is going on here. I can't erase anything anymore.


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macrumors 6502
Oct 27, 2008
I don't know what's eating up your new free space. Maybe downloading files from cloud services? (iCloud, Dropbox, etc..)

But you can use an app like jDiskReport or Disk Inventory X to map your disk usage.

If you scan your entire disk / , it will visually display which folders are taking up all the space, and you can drill down to subfolders.

Best not delete anything out of /System and /Library unless you know what you're doing, but the files in /Users and /Applications is your stuff.


macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
Freeing up space in Mac OS X
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