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Mac Lion: How do I find my disk space used?

Posted on 2012-03-13
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How can I check my disk to see how much is used?

Also, I'd like to fid how to browse the contents of the disk.

Thanks.
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Question by:newbieweb
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Opn Disk Utility
Click on the drive in the left column
Click on the Info icon on the toolbar

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by:Frosty555
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Easiest way is to open Finder and look at the disk. The status bar at the bottom tells you how much space is free.
Disk-Space-Available.jpg
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Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info > Storage tab
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by:maximus5328
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To browse the contents of a disk, open Finder then click Go menu > Computer
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by:nxnw
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Assuming that, by "browse the contents" you mean "look for wasted disk space", the following will do the job:
• GrandPerspective
• Disk Inventory X
• WhatSize
• OmniDiskSweeper
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by:vidovic
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In the Finder, select your Hard Drive, then, from the top of your screen, select File > Get Info  or press the Command and I keys on your keyboard, this will display all the information about your drive.
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Maybe that's my real problem, in Finder I see no hard drive icon. I have Lion OS.

The icon displayed by Frosty555 look foreign to me also. All I have are in the attached image.
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by:nxnw
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See:

Finder Preferences:General:Show these items on the desktop

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Finder Preferences:Sidebar:Show these items in the sidebar
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by:mmoore82
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Like previous poster mentioned, you will need to make sure the disk is shown, via Finder Preferences.  Once the disk is shown on the desktop, a handy shortcut to view information about this drive, is to highlight the icon for the drive then press Command+I to pull up the drive's info.
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by:newbieweb
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I now have a DEVICES section showing the drive. But mine are not color. Is that Lion doing that?

I also have no Places. Is that also Lion?
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by:nxnw
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I assume you are comparing what you see with "Disk-Space-Available.jpg", posted above, which is a snapshot from OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

The Lion sidebar is cosmetically different, but all the same stuff is there.
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Thanks!
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