wondering if there was a program that........

forthebrave

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can check your HD for the largest files~ sometimes I download things and I think that I threw them away but I notice that they are hidden in my HD somewhere. I just want to see what's taking up all my HD SPACE so I can throuw unwanted files away. Thanks!
 

Blue Velvet

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It's called 'Find' and comes for free on your Mac... :rolleyes:

When in Finder, key Apple-F, and just choose find file size...
 
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munkle

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Apart from Finder, there's Omni DiskSweeper, which will highlight the biggest files on your HD and specify which ones are used by the system to prevent you from deleting anything crucial.

I'm pretty sure there is a similar freeware app, perhaps somebody else could point you to it.
 
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evil_santa

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munkle said:
Apart from Finder, there's Omni DiskSweeper, which will highlight the biggest files on your HD and specify which ones are used by the system to prevent you from deleting anything crucial.

I'm pretty sure there is a similar freeware app, perhaps somebody else could point you to it.

was just about to suggest the same... :D
 
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mduser63

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I use a freeware program called WhatSize. It shows you the size of all the files and folders on your hard drive, sorted by size. It makes it really easy to find big files that you don't really need.
 
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CanadaRAM

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Don't go and do what one client did: "I wanted to see what was on my drive and I found all these big files with names I didn't recognize so I trashed them"

Of course, they had booted from 9.0 and had just thrown out the major portion of OS X (which files are not conveniently hidden when you boot from 9).

If you see files and folders you don't recognize, resist the temptation to clean up or rename them, as you may lobotomize your OS.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 
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