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

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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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Messed up my 1TB Fusion drive on my iMac with Disk Utility

Soooo something bad happened recently with my 1 TB Fusion drive on my 5K late 2015 iMac. I was creating a new 100 GB partition on my disk. So while the disk utility was busy scanning etc (doing its ...
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How to create more space for OS X in VirtualBox? [closed]

I follow this youtube tutorial: How to Create ISO File to install Mac OS X on VMware and VirtualBox. It works perfectly until this step: What can I do?
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GPS not working properly on iPhone: it knows where it is but app can't recognize it

My iPhone 6 GPS sometimes just does not work properly. I might be using Waze or Google Maps, but it just looks like it's lost. It knows where it is, because it can follow my position on the map, but ...
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Photos & Optimise Mac Storage

I always kept all the photos on my laptop. Now my space is getting low and I decided to switch to "Optimise Mac Storage" How can I trigger the optimisation? The disk is full Filesystem Size ...
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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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Unable to account for 23.6 GB of disk space

I have a 13-inch MacBook Air, and have been using it for about a year now. There are 23.6 GB of memory that appear to be missing from my hard drive. About This Mac -> Storage shows 91GB of files, of ...
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Space needed to finish install of El Capitan [duplicate]

So I tried to install El Capitan to my 2011 MacBook Air and it froze at 15 minutes left. I left the computer this way for a few hours before powering it down. Since then I've gotten an error every ...
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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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250G Disk space has filled up, but DiskInventory only adds up to 60Gs?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how my SD drive is filled up because I don't have any large files, especially enough to fill 250G. I used DiskInventoryX to do a map of my drive and got this, a ...
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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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App Slicing Thinning: Pre determine actual true size & space taken by App install or update on iOS Device?

Note: This has to do with App Slicing and App Thinning that was introduced by Apple in late 2015. Nothing to do with your 2012 question. ...
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How to check what applications are using the most disk space?

I have 380GB left on my SSD and was wondering how much space my applications are using. Is there a way to check this?
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Mail.app: Moving Emails from local folder to imap folder -> HDD space decreases temorarily

At the moment I am moving large quantities of Emails from a local folder in Apple's Mail.app to an imap folder. I am talking 10+ GB here and more than 10,000 Emails. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8. It is ...
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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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Remove email attachments from iPhone

After having clicked on an attachment in an email to download and see/read it... is there a way to remove it again? I don't want to delete the email or the attachment from the email server, I just ...
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How can I analyse Others data in my iPhone?

My iPhone 5s currently running on iOS 9.2 has been misbehaving for a couple of months now. No matter, how much free space I give it, it slows eat it away, reducing MB by MB till I have 0 bytes free ...
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Large Library/Containers directory

The directory ~/Library/Containers has size 39GB on my system. This is huge. I guess that the directory contains some files created by running various apps. So the more applications I use, the more is ...
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“Your startup disk is almost full.” message appears but the available space is ~60G

I have enough available space as shown in the attached image but the message "Your startup disk is almost full." appears when I save files. Also my MacBook Air is slow and buffering when I print a ...
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Manually set iCloud Photo Library 'Optimize Mac Storage' threshold

My Macbook Air's Photos app is currently set to 'Optimize Mac Storage', however the photo library is swamping my drive with 40.6GB of space. With 50GB remaining on my drive, I'm clearly not running ...
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Can I remove `Aperture Library.migratedaplibrary`?

I'm running into disk-space issues and decided to see if I could remove some files. The biggest directory I have is: 177G ~/Pictures/Aperture Library.migratedaplibrary I have migrated to the ...
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Why is my Final Cut Pro library file so bloated?

I have a bit of a problem with Final Cut Pro. Specifically, my library file is now 22GB, which, on a 120GB SSD (I'm running a MacBook Air with OS X El Capitan) is way too big. I've been careful to ...
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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 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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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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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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What's the “Private” directory in OS X for? [duplicate]

I was running OmniDiskSweeper today, and I came across something called "Private" using 3.9GB. It is listed directly under the root directory along with Users, Library, System, and Applications, so I ...
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Is it possible to backup iOS devices to an external drive?

I have a new Mac Pro with a small 256GB SSD. I have a larger 2TB drive that I run backups to. My girlfriend has a MacBook Air with a tiny 128GB SSD. Our problem is our iPhones have 50GB of music, ...
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Gigabytes of disk space shown as hidden space in DaisyDisk

My disk space usage doesn't add up. I should have used only about 80 gigabytes, but according to DaisyDisk about 25 gigabytes is taken up by hidden space. The mystery disk space seems to be classified ...
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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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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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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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How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space?

Every few days I get notices on my MacBook that it's running or run out of hard drive space. Curiously, restarting the computer will enable me to recover gigabytes of space (this past time, it was ...
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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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How to empty MobileBackups.trash content

I noticed that OSX reports a wrong disk space amount, reporting that "Other" space is near to 170Gb. Digging into the issue here "Huge inconsistency in disk space measurement, missing 50% of the ...
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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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Can I use bootcamp without reformatting my hard drive?

I would really like to install ububtu on my Mac using bootcamp but it requires me to reformat my disk first. I have programs with license keys that I don't want to loose, or buy another copy of, and ...
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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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Disk space not freed up after delete

I had approx 50Gb of Windows VMs on my MacBook Pro internal SSD (128Gb) (OS X 10.7.3). I copied them to an external drive, then deleted them from the internal drive, then emptied the trash. When I ...
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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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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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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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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so much space ...
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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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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 ...