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Can anyone recommend a good tool to see what is taking up so much space on your Mac, and other files that could possibly be deleted.

I remember using a really good one before but i can't recall it. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Check this piece of free software: http://www.derlien.com
You'll have tackled your big files/folders in no time.
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I have tried many applications for this but my favorite is always Omni DiskSweeper (https://www.omnigroup.com/more), which is free.
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Hi oo7ml,

One of the most beautiful and easy to use programs to see your files is DaisyDisk: https://daisydiskapp.com

Hope this helps.
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by:Deepak Prajapati
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Hi  oo7ml you can check your used disk space by using Disk utility. Press Command + Space Button and type Disk Utility.
Thank you.
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If you're ok with the command line, du and df has always been part of the OS.

Show your disk filesystem usage in "human readable" format.
df -h

Show your disk usage.
du -sh {Folder_or File}

The df command is generally quite fast.  The du command can take a while if the folder contains a lot of files.
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