the amount of space on a computer storage device, such as a hard disk, SSD, or USB flash drive

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Keep general phone installation size (incl. IOS) to a minimum [closed]

I just bought an iPhone 5s and will receive it soon It only has 16gb of RAM I will clean install IOS 8 upgrade (this is best, no?) Will the installation files self-delete after install? And do you ...
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Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?

Yesterday I deleted an ~80GB VMWare Fusion virtual machine on my hard disk (an inbuilt 256GB SSD.) It went to the Trash, and when I emptied the Trash the computer slowed almost to a halt showing a ...
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OS X 10.9.4 shows wrong used disk space

The used disk space reported in About My Mac is inconsistent (MacBook Air, mid 2012). Notice that the used space for Apps is greater than my disk size. I tried different ways to fix it (Disk ...
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Manage disk space with Final Cut X

My hard drive is full and I have a finished project on it that may require some small modification. What is the good way to manage Final Cut X data? I have a 50Gb Final Cut file in my Video folder ...
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Warning “disk full” while more than 100 GB space free in disk utility

Why does the system warn me for "startup disk full" while "disk utility" shows there are still more than 100 GB space free? The warning is in the form of a pop-up dialog. Not sure how many ...
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How does having a full hard drive affect performance? [duplicate]

My OSX-using friends insist that having a hard drive that is nearly full (e.g. 90% full on a 250GB disk) causes performance problems. It seems to be a pretty common opinion amongst my (mostly ...
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Disk space disappears to 0, then after a while I have free space

I've been having this problem for quite a while and it happens occasionally and when it does it get very frustrating and I'm just trying to pin point what is causing it. When it happens, the disk ...
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User folder on mac OS is empty, but still uses 60GB of hard drive space

I have deleted all the files under User folder, but it still says that it uses ~60GB of space. Real usage is ~2MB. There are no more files to delete. Is there any hidden files i am not aware of. If ...
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Why do I get different Available/Used spaces with Disk Info and df?

I have an early '13 MBP running Mavericks. Today, I got a SSD external drive today, and moved my virtual machines and Lightroom catalog files over to it to free up disk space, since 256GB goes fast. ...
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User directory replicated in each Library/Containers/**/Data directory

Came across a bizarre bug (?) in my Mavericks installation. I ran out of HD space, which I should not have been anywhere near. I ran Disk Inventory X to see where the space was being used, and found ...
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iOS 7 upgrade - how much space will I get back?

I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS6 and I'm considering upgrading to 7.0.6. I see I need 3.9 GB to run the update and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get some of that back, but don't know how much. How ...
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9GB com.apple.coresymbolicationd file in Caches

I'm trying to free up disk space, and I came across this: I've read reports of a 600M file, or a 1GB file but never something like this. Is it safe to delete or does rebooting frequently help ...
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What is filling up my hard drive so fast?

Last night (Because my hard drive was almost full) I freed about 4GB. Then I came back to my Macbook about 3hrs later (I left it idle) and Its was full again. Is something is eating my mac? If I go ...
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How can I resize my Mac boot partition?

I am having some problems using Disk Utility. I am trying to combine all my partitions in to one (as it used to be), so that no space will be left unallocated. The problem is though my Recovery HD, ...
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Difference in disk usage MS DOS vs Extended Journaled

Searches on Google and the Apple forums didn't get me any answers or couldn't clarify this for me, hence this question. I have two following external USB hard drives connected to my iMac: "Lacie1" ...
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How do I quickly find large files and folders on my mac?

I need to free up space on my Mac and know there are a ton of hidden files that are eating up space (Logic for example downloads a lot of instruments... somewhere). Is there any way I can create an ...
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Disk space disappearing

The kernel_task process is at 567MB of RAM, and my hard disk space keeps disappearing. I just synced an iPhone 4S with iTunes like ~2 days ago, and now every couple hours I get the message that the ...
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I deleted a very large file from Mountain Lion, but the space was not reclaimed. lsof not showing pending deletes

I have a MacBook Air 11" running OS X 10.8.5. I have a 128GB SSD drive that was running out of space with only 10 GBs free. The largest single file on the filesysem was my 30+ GB Windows 7 virtual ...
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Why does Messages app take up so much space?

I was recently inspecting the Usage tab in my iPhone's settings. The Messages app is #2 on the list with almost 700 MB. Anecdotal reports have it that the app can take up multiple GB of space. So what ...
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Is there a “windirstat”/“Disk Inventory X” type iOS app? (ie app for visualizing hard drive usage on iOS)

This is a pretty simple question. Assuming you know what WinDirStat &/or Disc Inventory X do, which is visualize the usage of your hard drive on a file-by-file basis, sized in proportion to the ...
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Mac HDD still losing space after deleting files

I'm working on videos. I'm capturing them with a software and I save them as MP4. Then I compress them as MOV. After that I upload them to YouTube. However I lose about 1.5 GB from my hard disk while ...
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MacBook Air phantom files

I deleted all of my files and even did command/power-command and reinstalled OS X Lion. But I still don't have all of my hard drive space available. When looking in About this Mac it shows 12GB of ...
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Can't resize (FileVault) partition after Bootcamp removal

I have a recent Mac with two partitions. The first one contains MacOS, and is encrypted with FileVault. The second one contained a Bootcamp Windows installation. Here is a screen shot: I deleted ...
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I have deleted a bunch of music from iTunes on my Macbook Pro, but am not gaining any free space

I am trying to clear off a lot of extra space on my hard drive. I started with about 90 gigs of music today when I had about 45 gigs of space left available. I just deleted almost 40 gigs worth of ...
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SSD reporting incorrect amount of free space, not due to local snapshots

I recently created a file of just over 20GB and then deleted it shortly after, however my free space did not increase at all. I am using a 2012 MacBook Air with a 128GB SSD and I've had problems ...
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How to delete the originals of edited photos on iPhoto 11?

I have a 200 GB iPhoto library. Using the tips from this website: http://james.wikidot.com/blog:69 I tried to delete all original photos on iPhoto that I don't need anymore. I ended up with a 130 GB ...
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In Disk Utility, what advantages do “read/write disk image”s have over “sparse bundle disk image”s?

If I want a read/write disk image, then aren't sparse bundle disk images always the way to go? They start at 0 kb in size, and grow to accommodate whatever you add to them, and if you delete stuff, ...
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Deleting files doesn't free up space [duplicate]

I moved away (to an external drive) about 30 GB of files from a drive (startup disk) that had 60 GB of free space. After the move it still shows only 60 GB of free space, not 90, as I would expect. ...
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About how large is a clean install of OS X?

If you were to wipe a hard drive clean and install OS X Mountain Lion, with one user account and no user data files. (so simply OS files) How large, in disk space, would OS X (how much hard drive ...
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Over 25 gb of Space Disappeared

Here's my problem: over the past couple days I did a really good clean out of my computer and managed to free up several gigabytes of data and was hovering around 233+ gb of free space. Then in the ...
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What size SSD would suffice for basic software-development / productivity?

My friend is selling me his old MacBook (Glossy white finish with rounded edges and corners) cheap for a Mobile Development course I'm taking, but he's keeping the hard drive. So I'm thinking of ...
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Time Machine backup is too large (but shouldn't be)

I get: This backup is too large for the backup disk. The backup requires 35.72 GB but only 24.79 GB are available. Facts: Estimated size of full backup: 149 GB Size of Backups.backupdb on the Time ...
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Where can i find and clean up partially downloaded content?

Say your download of 17gb application is interrupted and can't continue since you are out of space. Knowing the application name, where can you look to find parts of what has already been downloaded ...
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Does mounting a large disk image require a certain amount of free space on the internal drive?

I've got a bunch of Mac disk images (.dmg files) that are 100 GB or larger. I'm currently on an iMac with a few hundred gigabytes of free space, but I'm going to be moving to a Mac laptop with 128 GB ...
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5Gb of RAM being used with NO software running?

My computer (brand new) was using 12 Gb of RAM so after I was done exporting my video I force-quit everything and 8 minutes later it's still using 5Gb or RAM, is this normal?! It seems like so much! ...
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Remove unnecessary backups from TimeMachine to get space

I know that oldest backups are removed automatically when there is no space for new ones on TimeMachine. I use TimeCapsule also for sharing files on WiFi, so I’d like to free some space by removing of ...
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Erasing partition doesn't give me free diskspace

I'm using a Macbook Air and until today I had two partitions on it (not counting the restore partition). I had my OSX partition and an Ubuntu partition. As I don't use Ubuntu anymore, I decided to ...
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Inconsistent disk capacity reports in OS X - I'm missing 365GB of my 2 TB… :(

Coincidentally I have noticed that the disk capacity reports in "About this Mac" and the Terminal when running diskutil list both report inconsitent capacities for an external hard disk drive. This ...
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How to delete files on iMac with no menus — Your startup disk is full

I have an iMac with the 10.4 OSX operating system installed. When I boot the computer it prompts me with this message: "Your startup disk is full. You need to make more space available on your disk ...
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A modern and faster alternative to Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X was kind of nice, but it is painfully slow. Are there any modern and faster alternatives? I only care about the disk space, and not about the file type stats and about the graph ...
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MacBook Air: What taking up all my hard drive space [duplicate]

I have a 128gb MacBook Air running Lion. I am constantly having issues with disc space, but have no idea what is consuming it all. When I look at the disc utility break down, it says about 80% of the ...
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View music size by artist on iOS

I'm trying to free up space on an iPhone. Most of the space is used by music. Is there a way to see which artists are using the most amount of space? Logically this would be displayed under "System ...
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Start up disk full due to backups

I am getting the "disk full" error message and my computer is running painfully slow. When I run OmniDiskSweeper to find out the culprit it shows that I have over 800GB in "Backups" most of them are ...
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Why is it important to keep lots of freespace on OSX? What is the impact?

I have a 500GB drive and have less than 50 GB free. Console is reporting several interesting errors saying I'm too low on space and it's cleaning up "stuff" 1/6/13 4:49:51.475 PM ...
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Mail application captures huge disk space

I found my startup disk free space to be very low and decreasing every minute without any files be downloaded or copied to my Macbook pro. I stopped running programs one by one and found when I stop ...
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Mac disk free space automatically decreases

I am running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) on MacBook Pro. A few days ago I found my free disk space is too low, so I tried to clean un-necessary files form disk myself and using some programs like ...
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Why Mac OS X requires any amount of free disk space?

I understand the OS needs some free disk space for running. So does windows or any *nix. But OS X is regarded as a very polished system and my question here is more like, shouldn't it already reserve ...
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MacBook Air reduces free space from 7GB to 1GB in after a few houres

I am using a Macbook Air with a 64GB HDD and Mountain Lion installed on it. When I reboot my Air, it shows that I have 7GB free disk space. But after a couple of hours, the system says my disk is ...
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Why is Usage reporting Camera and Photos using so much space?

On my iPad 3, if I check Usage the system reports that Camera and Photos, and specifically the Photostream, is consuming nearly 5GB of space. I have turned off the Photostream to verify but it only ...
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What causes the temporary loss of around 20GB of hard drive space while using XCode?

I've got a hard disk of 120GB (20GB free space). I'm a developer in XCode and sometimes I get the "low disk space error"-message that I can't even save my coded files before cleaning some of the ...