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

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.

newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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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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Easiest way is to open Finder and look at the disk. The status bar at the bottom tells you how much space is free.
Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info > Storage tab
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To browse the contents of a disk, open Finder then click Go menu > Computer
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
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.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
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.

Finder Preferences:General:Show these items on the desktop


Finder Preferences:Sidebar:Show these items in the sidebar
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.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
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?
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.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
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