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Files on a MAC

Posted on 2012-09-02
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Last Modified: 2012-09-10
I have a MAC OS 10.5.8

It has a 300 gig hard disk. It shows that I only have 17 gig left.

When I look at the files on the root directory I can see

Applications using 4gig
Library using 8.8
System Using 4.4
Users using 46.4

Total approx 65 gig - so what is using all the other space.

I use a PC, so please excuse if this is simple

Question by:jontyplatt
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gplana earned 1000 total points
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This utility I think it can be useful for you:


Hope it helps. Regards.
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ibrahim52 earned 1000 total points
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Please visit the link below and you will be able to discover where your space is being consumed.

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Right Click on your hard drive and select Get Info to see how big the Mac thinks your drive is. It may be partitioned into more than one partition, or have space left over.
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Also, make sure you have emptied your trash.

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Go to the utilities folder and open up disk manager. This will show you all the drives, volumes, partitions etc.

I would also recommend the JDisk Reporter that ibrahim52 posted.

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