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

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Ridiculous cache usage on iPad

My iPad kept on running out of storage space, so I finally connected it to the computer and investigated. This is the usage as shown in iTunes, where the "Other" section is 7.33 GB: I then got ...
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Reeder (RSS App from App Store) uses 60 GB of disk space. How do I clean this up?

> pwd /Users/seline/Library/Containers/com.reederapp.rkit2.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/Reeder/rkit > du -sh * | gsort -h 8.0K rkit-edit.db 28K rkit-edit.db-wal 32K ...
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How to purge all Xcode temporary data?

Is there a tool or method to purge all unnecessary Xcode temporary data? Xcode seems to be creating files each time you build an app or run it with the simulator. I'm not sure what I can delete ...
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Missing disk space after repartitioning

I tried to make a partition and then tried to undo it. Now, I don't know how to get the missing disk space back. As you can tell, I have 751.28 GB disk. Macintosh HD and Recovery HD have 557.4 GB. ...
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Startup disk space mysteriously being consumed

Lately, my Mac OS X Yosemite has been having this weird issue where my startup disk keeps getting consumed by an unknown source. Every time I restart my computer, the disk space would come back ...
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Ran out of disk space during sudo cp in Terminal on OS X

I was copying the /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins directory to ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins, with the user Plug-Ins directory backed up of course, so that isn't the problem, and I had forgotten that I had... less ...
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OSX 10.5.8: spurious “cannot be copied because there is not enough free space”

I'm trying to rehabilitate my G5 tower OSX 10.5.8 two HD in the bays. The problem: Both the boot disk (1TB) and the second disk (300GB) have a lot of space on them. The 1TB has 800GB free, the ...
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Check how much GB time machine's backup need to be restored?

I have: Main: working copy of Mac OS X the capitan, in a 1TB hard drive, External: I have another external 1TB HD with the time machine copy, Next Main?: Empty 120GB SSD HD After deleting all the ...
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El Capitan Finder shows 10 GB more disk space

I'm running 10.11.2 on a MBP 15". Since a few weeks ago I am observing a strange phenomenon: all disks show roughly 10GB more free space than they really have. E.g. I plug a USB drive in that has 32 ...
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Available SSD disk space shrinking within seconds

My SSD's available disk space of my MacMini Late 2012 is shrinking within seconds. CleanMyMac says 'Others''s size is increasing. I have no idea what is happening and am wondering why there is so few ...
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Advice on “leanest” package manager for OS X?

Hope this is the right place to ask the following question: I want to install Octave on my Macbook Air, which means I need a package manager. I had Homebrew installed previously, but I got the ...
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Something is constantly eating my hard disk space [duplicate]

Something is constantly eating my hard disk space. This pattern happens very often: I free some space by deleting stuff (5-8 GB) In about half an hour I have 0 (zero) free space I have not ...
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Hard disk space usage goes from 96% to 100% one minute after restart

I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13" (MacBookPro11,1) with 128 GB SSD. I have a lot of applications that I use that won't work on a external hard drive, so I always have issues with space. But going from ...
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What is the purpose of the PhotoStreamsData folder?

The folder PhotoStreamsData contains the same photos as the DCIM folder, only with a slightly lower resolution. Why create (almost exact) duplicates? Is it only to save some space on iCloud? Can I ...
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Can I delete /Library/Updates on EI Capitan

I'm trying reduce my drive space requirement. I discovered /Library/Updates is taking up a lot of space. After a quick Google, I found /Library/Updates is used to store system updates file which have ...
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Help! Mail using 25 GB on laptop

Please help! Don't want to delete them off Gmail's server. Single account, IMAP. I've used DiskX Inventory and 13 GB are Mail Message, 7 are "MAil Message Part", the entire Mail folder is 25 GB. I ...
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Finder and About this mac shows different free space sizes?

Which one shows the correct value and how can I make room for ghost application allocated space?
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What is Other in storage and how do I delete it without erasing my phone?

I have a 16GB iPhone and it is saying there is 1GB of Documents and Data and 1GB of Other. What is Other and how can I find and choose to erase these files? And where can I see what documents and ...
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El Capitan /private/var/folders cache files consuming 30–40 GB

I've upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan recently, and one of the first unpleasant changes, other than XtraFinder & TotalTerminal no longer being compatible, is that the system deems it ...
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Disk Inventory X no longer shows map

My instance of Disk Inventory X no longer shows the file map. Lots of tweaking with config hasn't changed this. How can I restore it? OSX v 10.10.5
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Clear logs for specific apps?

I am running my boot drive off a SSD. I'm paying attention to try to keep it from filling up, and sorting folders by size, I notice the library/application support folder has logs generated by ...
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iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items

I'm trying to clean up some space on my iPhone, for this I need to sync it with a new Mac. The Mac doesn't have the files on the device, so sync will erase everything on the device. So I want to ...
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How to free disk space consumed by incompletely downloaded apps?

I recently tried to download a huge app (1.7 gigabytes) on an iPhone running iOS 9. The download failed several times for whatsoever reason. However, the incomplete downloads filled over 5 gigabytes ...
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Minimum Space for Boot Camp Windows 8.1

I have a Macbook Pro 2014 13-inch 128 GB and I want to install Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Community via Boot Camp. I am Mac user and use my Mac for iOS development. Now I have to learn Windows ...
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in iOS 9, where is the “Usage” function in Settings?

In iOS8's Settings page, I used to be able to go to "general" then "usage" and it would tell me how much free space is available on the device, and how much space each app uses. Where is this now in ...
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Disappearing iPhone Storage Space

iOS 9 is just released today, like very 16GB iPhone user it is time to find / delete things to make space for Installation. I backed up everything to iCloud first, and cleared 1.8GB of free space in ...
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Why OS X says a low free space, despite having 25GB free?

I've the following entry in log: 24/08/2015 18:00:32.197 com.apple.mtmd[55]: attempting to thin because of low free space on Macintosh HD (/) by removing 2015-08-24 16:57:54 +0100, estimate 0 ...
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Mac Encrypted USB drive giving different capacity

I have an existing 1T USB drive (disk5 in the screenshot). I formatted another 1T USB drive (disk4) and starts to rsync files from disk5 to disk4. Near the end (the current state in the screenshot) ...
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Bootcamp Installation Space

I'm installing Windows via Bootcamp but during the partitioning, my MacBook Pro crashed and now after the reboot I'm seeing that I only have 15GB of free space left. I had 33GB before partitioning. ...
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“About this Mac” not showing correct local backup size

"About this Mac" doesn't appear to be showing the correct information for backups. In fact, it doesn't have a category for backups, even though they are enabled. What I see is this: I tried using ...
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How to free up Message's “dead space” while preserving some conversations?

There are many reports that the previous versions of the iOS Messages app did not properly free up space when conversations were deleted and every subsequent restore from backup carries this "dead ...
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Different values for du and du -h

On the command line, du seems to return twice the numeric value returned by du -h. Apparently, du -h resembles the actual file size, so what's the plain du value representing?
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User directory taking up an additional 100GB+ of space

This is on my 2013 15" Retina MBP with the 256 SSD. Before you ask, yes, I'm including the ~/Library folder. My home directory is using ~175GB of space, which is pretty significant. I'm in a ...
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Disk space not freed after deleting files, unable to save things, unable to delete things, unable to update things

Recently my Macbook Air has been saying "The disk you are attempting to use is full. Removing files and emptying the Trash will free up additional space." I have deleted everything in the trash, ...
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how to see all files on external hard drive

I have 200g of content on my 500g External Hard Drive but according to "get info" 471g of space is being used up, what am I not seeing? (To arrive at 200g I manually added all folder sizes using 'get ...
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Why is my HD full of nothing?

I'm running 10.8. Everything is updated. Tried all the usual memory recovery stuff and resets. Disabled time machine. When I look at at the HD folders in terminal, with show all sizes all the files ...
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iPad displays incorrect amount of free storage space

My iPad Air 1 (8.4) displays wrong amounts of free space. It displays 2-3 Gb less than my Mac does when connecting the iPad to it. If my iPad states it has 0 bytes left. My MacBook then sometimes can ...
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Deleted 20GB using 'rm -rf <dir>' and 'df -k' has not changed (but 'du -k' is correct)

I was cleaning up old directories on my 256GB MBPro SSD mounted on /dev/disk1. At first df -k was showing the expected increased in available disk space on that Filesystem. However for the ...
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OS X server taking up tons of disk space

I'm running OS X Server, with the File Sharing, Time Machine and VPN services enabled. The /Library/Server/ServerDocs directory is taking up huge amounts of space. What does this directory do? Can ...
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How can i get itunes to backup my iphone with limited disk. I linked the backup dir to an ext drive with space yet still won't backup?

On OSX yosemite, a machine with limited disk space free. In order to backup my iphone, I've linked the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup dir to an external drive. iTunes, correctly ...
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Can I decrease the 20% of drive space that Time Machine won’t use for local snapshots?

The Apple support article “About Time Machine local snapshots” says that “if less than 20% of the total storage space on your startup drive is available, Time Machine removes local snapshots, starting ...
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Yesterday I had 6.5GB free; today I have 4.3GB; what happened?

I have a 256GB SSD in my 5,5 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.1. It's mostly filled up, mostly with music. When I get close enough to "full" I usually delete the less-important stuff to free up a good ...
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Sufficient ssd for Mac

This is my first query , and also my first apple product, macbook pro retina. Should I be buying 128 or 256 as I am really tight on budget. I have 2 tb of external but I dont know I could make use ...
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I'm a little confused about my disk utlliization

My daisy disk shows my disk utilisation like this. I have a 128 gb disk. Why does it show as ~72gb.
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Movies that I cannot find are taking up 200 GB on Mac [duplicate]

Movies that I cannot find are taking up 200 GB on my Mac. I tried looking for these movies but I cannot find them. I believe that this is being cause by a video editing software I use called ...
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Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get Boot Camp set up on my MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina 2015 it asked me to partition my hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and 250 ...
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Unknown Disk Space, can't touch it [duplicate]

My visible Disk Usage minus free space is out by 123GB. Clarification: Externally booted disk repair show no errors. Permissions have been fixed. Time Machine has had local off with: sudo tmutil ...
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Where is my disk space going?

My available disk space seems to «vanish» magically. OmniDiskSweeper tells me that 69.5 GB data is on my hard drive, but how come Finder and Terminal (and OmniDiskSweeper's drive list itself) tell me ...
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Trying to Free Up Space - Can I Delete Library Cache? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to free up some space on my MacBook. I downloaded Disk Inventory X, and in looking at the storage breakdown it provides, I see that my Library folder is 119.4 GB. Library ...
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What's using up my iPhone space and how to clear it?

I've taken a look at my "Usage" stats and it reads as such: Used 7.3GB Available 4.7GB And when I go into Manage Storage, I add up all the app's MB usage and it totals: 4.48 GB So where is my ~2.9 ...