MacBook Pro :: Other Taking Lot Of Hard Drive Space?

May 18, 2012

I was checking how much space I had left and noticed that 'other' was taking a lot of my hard drive space.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: How To See What Taking Up Hard Drive Space?

Aug 24, 2010

I have a new Macbook Pro that I just got in May and my hard drive is pretty full (only about 20gb left), but I have NO idea what is taking up so much space. Is there an app that lets me see in a list what exactly is hogging so much space on my computer?

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ITunes :: Adding Songs To It Without Taking Up Space On Mac Hard Drive?

May 4, 2012

is there any way to have my 30,000+ iTunes collection on my iTunes without having it stored on my Mac? I'd like to be able to use the songs off my external hard drive on my iTunes and just plug the hard drive in as n when I needed it. Can I do this?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive / Program For Defragmenting Space?

Jan 19, 2009

I only have like 8 gb left on my macbook's hard drive. Are there any programs I can run that will defrag/free up space? How much does Apple Store typically charge to upgrade a hard drive? How easy is it to do myself?

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MacBook Pro :: 61.19 GB Space On Hard Drive Taken By Other

Jun 5, 2012

Looking at my hard disc usage, it says 61.19 GB is "other". What is "other" and how do I delete some of it to open up space?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Get More Hard Drive Space?

Jun 30, 2012

How do I get more hard drive space?  I've already taken heaps of stuff off but I can't delete Apps in the Application folder like chess which I never use. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: 'Other' Taking Too Much Space?

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?

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 251 GB SSD

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Space Decreasing To 0 KB?

Oct 24, 2010

Running Snow Leopard on a Late 2007 MacBook, and I booted it up today to see that I had 15 GB left (normal). 4 hours later, I get an alert that I'm running low on Hard Disk space, so I open a new Finder window to see how much space I have. It tells me 10 MB. After 5 minutes, this dropped down to 0 KB, and all of my applications opened "paused", and I had to force quit them. I don't have 0 KB left, I have 15 GB, but Finder isn't telling me that.

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MacBook :: Where Is Hard Drive Space In A System

Aug 21, 2010

I got a 2007 white MacBook, and I only have about 4GB HD space left. And that's after I did some emergency clearing out. It's obvious I need a new one, or to clear out more. I'm thinking both.I just got the free version of CleanMyMac, is that a good program to clear my HD out with?And, if I only want a drive that's 200GB-300GB, how much will a reliable one run me? I've seen 1TB drives for ?70, but I'm not sure if they're the right size for the MB.

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MacBook Air :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive?

Feb 11, 2012

I'm running out of space on my hard drive. In the past I deleted foreign languages and freed up some space.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Space Disappearing?

Mar 27, 2012

I have a mbp and a 500 (439)gb hard drive, i used diskwave to check my hard drive and this is what it came up with:   Mac.. HD      Capacity: 439GBUsed: 392.92GB  Users: 186.53GBApplications: 19.94GBLibrary: 7.11GBSystem: 3.89GB  

You do the math.. that should be around 210GB!! where is the rest going? THE TRASH IS EMPTY FOR CERTAIN!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Clear Hard Drive Space

Apr 29, 2012

I have a 500GB hardrive with 400GB being used. I can account for around 100GB for videos, movies, pojects, and applications. So basically there is about 300GB of taken up space thats unaccounted for. I don't know what could be taking up the space. If anyone can help me locate the data or know of a program to do it that would be awesome.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Space Doesn't Add Up?

May 25, 2012

Im having a problem with my HD on my MacBook Air 2011 with 128Gb SSD and Lion. 

Since about a month after I purchased my computer, I started to notice low HD space. I started managing it but couldnt keep it with more than 15 Gb of space. I transfered my biggest file, a Parallels Desktop virtual machine to an external HD. I have disabled Time Machine and have removed most of my files from the computer. My User folder barely uses 27 Gb of HD Space. The Get Info shows that I have used 90.84 Gb and have 29.63 Gb Free. But when I try to add all of the folders from the HD (Applications, Library, Syste, Users) it comes with a 42.42 Gb used number. 

I tried lots of programs like Disk Inventory X, WhatSize, OmniDisk Sweeper, etc, and all come up with an aprox. 43.38 used Gb number, so there is no discrepancy between these programs and what Finder is telling me. Here is a screenshot I took with WhatSize.

Where is the rest of the space going? Im lost on what to do to empty space.

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MacBook Pro :: Out Of Hard Drive Space - How To Free It Up

May 29, 2012

I am a long time PC user that just recently got a MacBook Pro. I am out of space on my hard drive and not sure exactly what is eating up all the volume? I went to About This Mac and looked at the Macintosh HD and it says I only have 28GB out of 499GB available. The piece that is using up lion's share is all yellow "Other". How do I find out what is causing this? Is there an easy way to determine what file is chewing up my hard drive?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Clear Up Space On My Hard Drive?

Jun 25, 2012

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MacBook Air :: How To Increase Hard Drive Space

Jun 27, 2014

how do i increase my hard drive space on my macbook air?

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Intel Mac :: Replace Hard-drive Before Taking It For Service

May 31, 2012

I have some complex questions regarding an iMac, a Time-Machine backup, and iTunes on an iPod. I live about halfway up an extinct volcano about 12 miles north of San Jose Costa Rica. Some months ago, we had a thunderstorm and as I reached to unplug my computers lightening struck about 50 meters from my house. I had an iMac with a 3-Tb external backup drive, a PC laptop and a laser printer on the same power strip.There was a definite surge and the light brighten and then power was lost for a few minutes.When power was restored, the PC and the laser printer seemed to work fine but the iMac was cold.Is is possible that the power supply was fried and not other essential parts? Would it be worthwhile to replace the power supply? Can I, with limited experience and tools do it or need I take it to a technician? My concern is that if the hard-drive is good, there is personal information on it that I don't want to risk.Do I need to replace the hard-drive before taking it for service? How hard is that, can I do it? I have seen videos of the drive replacement on-line.If there is a saving grace with this it is that the Time-Machine backup seems fine although I have only accessed the data through Finder.I replaced the iMac with a Macbook Air with significantly less mass storage and I can't just move files to the Macbook. My problem is that I have an iTunes library of some 10,000 songs on the backup and until recently on a 160 Gb iPod which was old and it crashed.I have replaced the iPod but have not tried to restore the iTunes library to it because of my confusion about how to do that.Can anyone tell me how I might do that or give me any insight into the process?


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MacBook Pro :: What's Taking Up Space On Harddrive

Feb 7, 2012

how do I know what's taking up space on my macbook pro's hard disk?

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MacBook Pro :: Backups Taking Up Too Much Space?

Apr 23, 2012

All Timemachine backups stored on External HDD.  Storage info is still showing 80GB Backup files on Laptop.  How can I find and delete these backups so I free up space?


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MacBook Air :: How To Check What Is Taking Up All Of Space

Jun 24, 2014

I've only just got the macbook air 2012 with 64gb of space and now it seems that i have run out of space..Apparently i'm using 54gb and i just can't see how thats possible, because i've only download atleast 2 apps and got iphoto and imovie.  

Also i haven't got mavericks because i don't think i have enough and i just don't see how i've run out already?? How can i check how much i have left and whats taking up all the space?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Space Decreasing Slightly

Oct 2, 2010

I'm the owner of a Macbook Pro with 4 gig RAM and a 320gb harddrive. However, I have noticed that the hard drive space is decreasing slightly for seemingly no reason. Case in point, today it went from 197.66gb to 197.50 whilst I was watching TV and just before it went down further for no reason whatsoever.

Although its not a big deal it does arouse my curiosity and annoy me. Is it just virtual memory that will eventually come back or something more sinister? If it continues for a long time the space lost will eventually add up. Since I'm planning on soon buying an iMac these are the sorts of things I need to know.

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MacBook Pro :: Easiest Way To Check What Is Using Hard Drive Space?

Dec 6, 2010

I was wondering if there was a way to check what is taking up your hard drive space. I have a 500GB drive and only have about 150GB left, and I really dont no why its that low...

I have a few movies on my computer (maybe about 20), but I cant see that taking 300GB...

I tried to just highlight everything, hoping a total file size would show, but I dont see one.

I just moved a bunch of video files that were about 1GB each onto an external, and it only cleared about 10Gb...But I have a feeling that iMovie might be the reason, as most of those video files were imported into iMovie. If thats the case, how do I clear out iMovie?

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MacBook Air :: MBA RevA Out Of The Box Restored Hard Drive Space?

Apr 15, 2009

80gb system says 74.1gb, after full restore, 56gb available so the OS took 24gb when it said at restore install it was like 12.5 or lost where did all this space go?

also software update it updated tons of stuff but every time I would restart it after install and ran again it kept finding new stuff every time like 4 times around...isn't it suppose to update every software on the comp all at once?

btw how people talk about rev A refurb is any of these updates such as the firmware update and stuff put the same stuff on here that makes this the same as far as better like the rev A refurb?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Capacity And Available Space Info

Aug 14, 2009

I have a Macbook PRO 17" with a 160GB hard drive. When I click on the "Macintosh" icon on my desktop and "get info" it says that my capacity is 148.73GB and that I've used 134.28GB only leaving me 14.45GB of availability. For the life of me I can't figure out how the 134GB is calculated. If I click on my username and "get info" the folder size is 103GB. So where is the other 30GB used up at?

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MacBook Pro :: Out Of Hard Drive Space After Music Transfer?

Nov 9, 2009

I am new to Mac and just got a MacBook Pro. In the process of transferring music to a new external hard drive, I temporarily stored it on my MBP hard drive. After I transferred it to the new external drive, I deleted the folder, and emptied the trash. Despite this, my finder window tells me I have only 1.5 GB of free space left.

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Full - How To Free Up Space

Dec 16, 2009

My MBP has an 80 gig internal hard drive that has approx. 1 gb free. The only media I have on the computer is approx. 40 gigs of music, all of my photos are on an external drive. How can I free up space without moving my music to an external drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Free Up My Hard Drive Storage Space?

Mar 23, 2012

I backed up my hard drive to an external drive. I now want to free up my hard drive storage space. How do I do that. I deleted several GB of iTunes but the free file space did not increase. How can I free up disk space?


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MacBook Pro :: Available Space On Hard Drive Is Slowly Disappearing

Apr 1, 2012

Today when I tried to use my computer, I got an error message saying that my startup disk was almost full. This was weird because just a week before when I checked it, I had almost half of my 500 GB hard drive available. I went and deleted a bunch of stuff I didn't need, and restarted the computer, and I got my hard drive space back up to 221 GB of free space. Only a few minutes later, I looked at it again and I only had 211 GB. Throughout the day, my available space has slowly been going away. The nights almost over and now I only have 186 GB left.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Diagnose Hard Drive Missing Space

Apr 10, 2012

My HD is at 410GB used out of 500. I only have about 230GB in Music and 65GB in Movies. Can I really have 100GB's of applications? The only big app I have is LibreOffice.How to diagnose the missing space?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Partition Space Lost?

Apr 12, 2012

I have a 17 inch MBP running Lion and Windows 7 with a boot camp partition. My mac side has 500GB of space, and my windows 7 partition has 250GB. Recently I shrunk my disk space on the windows 7 partition by going to Control Panel->searching "partition" and shrinking it, so now my boot camp partition has 132GB. However, I thought that space was going to be moved to my Mac OS X partition, but it didn't. Where is that memory space? It can't be flat out lost, can it? I also tried expanding it back but I can't click that option. I really do not want to lose those 118gigs. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I really need it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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