Missing / Hidden files on Mac

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Hello Experts,

Can someone tell me how to locate hidden files or missing memory.

Have used application called Broom to locate files or folders that are from anything from 100Mb to over 10Gb and can only find 50Gb of stuff, however mac computer has only 10gb remaining from a hard drive of 160Gb.

Basically, there is a ton of disk space being taken up but I can't find it.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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David AtkinTechnical Director
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Commented:
Hello,

Have a read of the following:
http://thexlab.com/faqs/freeingspace.html

At the bottom of the page it recommends a couple of utility - 'OmniDiskSweeper' and 'WhatSize'

It shows ways to cleanup as well.
You can use something like
GrandPerspective - http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net
or
DiskInventory X http://www.derlien.com

My favourite is WhatSize .. but costs a few $$ if you use it regularly
http://whatsizemac.com/

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Cheers guys

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