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My flash drive on my MacBook Air is almost full but I only see 69GB used of 250 GB worth of space- how can this be? I need to locate these files that are taking up space.

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Jun 28, 2009

I've only had my macbook for about 3 weeks, and already it's saying I've reached like 110GB. That can't be right though, cause I've only used like 50GB worth of space. I've searched and searched through my Hard Drive to see what's taking the space. But can't find anything. Is there like a program I can download to see all the large files on my Macbook?

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Jun 23, 2014

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How can I delete the stupid file so that my space is back?? I have already disabled time machine, as this was the only solution I could find. I have restarted my rMBP multiple times, and even started in safe mode to see if the files would appear there for emptying in the trash bin. Nothing was there in the trash bin. I have run out of solutions. I have Cleanmymac2 and have run the automated system cleaner with the external attached and without it attached. (This external BTW is NOT the one that I do backups with time machine to). I have also verified my mac partition as well as the internal hard drive with disk utility and show no errors. 

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Jun 20, 2014

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Jun 23, 2009

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Jul 4, 2012

I just ordered a new Macbook Pro (with Retina Display).It's my first MBP since 2007.I'm super excited about it, minus one glaring issue. My harddrive is the baseline 251 GB SSD. I've hardly used the thing besides loading some music and movies onto it. However, when I look at the'About this Mac' window, it says I'm using 51.89GB in Other.Compared to only 11GB in Movies and 2GB in Audio.It's hard for me to believe that the operating system takes up a whopping 50GB..How can I account for this Other section?

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Feb 7, 2012

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Apr 23, 2012

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Jun 24, 2014

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May 18, 2012

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Aug 24, 2014

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Aug 7, 2009

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Jun 27, 2012

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Feb 2, 2012

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Jan 16, 2009

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Feb 22, 2009

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Jun 21, 2012

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Aug 24, 2010

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Partition size: 33 GB
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I know for a fact that a newly installed windows 7 is not this huge.

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Jul 13, 2010

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