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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get bootcamp set up on my macbook pro 15 inch retina 2015 it asked me to partition my mac hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and ...
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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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Why can't I download anymore apps on my iPad?

I think I don't have anymore space. So what do I do now? Help?
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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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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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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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iOS not reporting disk space correctly

My iPhone claims I have no disk space left on the device. This is simply not true. Rebooting the phone did not help. Is there anything else I can do?
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Simple way to see a list of installed iOS apps with their storage space size?

The storage on my iPhone is nearly full. Most of the space is used by apps. I'd like to see which apps consume the most space on my device. Is there a way to get a list of the apps with their ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How much space is left on my hard drive?

Where do I have to go to find out how much space I have left on my hard drive? As you can imagine from the question I am new to Apple and don't know where to look. I used a program called "Cleanup" ...
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200GB of lost space! Difference in file size between finder and disk utility

I have installed yosemite and I am trying to have a backup using time machine. Time machine gives an error that the external drive size is not sufficient. And here begins the adventure... I have an ...
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IPhone: too much disk space is used for unknown reason

Here is a full list of all applications installed on the device: I have already used Battery Doctor (and other apps) and cleaned cache. So what is 7.2 gb used for? How can i clean it? I don't know ...
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Mobilesync>Backup eating up Disk space

My PC is always recently showing low disk space despite me eliminating files. I ran Tree size and discovered large volume from iTunes sync backup. Before deleting in iTunes>preference, May I just ...
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Is there a limit on how much hard drive space a computer can handle?

I'm thinking of getting a new SSHD for my early 2011 13" MBP, and if I do, I had the idea to give my 500GB HDD to my friend who has a 2007 MacBook (white polycarbonate). He seems to think that his ...
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Does a bootable OS X drive need more free space than the installer?

I made an 8GB partition on my HD to serve as a bootable OS X Yosemite drive, but it seems to still have 2.63GB free after the bootable drive-making procedure. Does the bootable drive need that space ...
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What are the map mount points and why are they out of disk capacity?

I ran df-h on a MacBook Air and got the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 112Gi 73Gi 39Gi 66% 19220714 10101012 66% / ...
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Delete Xcode shared folder

Can I delete the Developer > Xcode > Shared folder? I want to clear out space and noticed that it takes up 2 gigs of data. Is it safe to delete? I use Xcode often.
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Hidden Applications

When I click on the Apple Logo->About This Mac->Storage it says that I have 45GB worth of applications . I downloaded and ran OmniDisk Sweeper it says that it found 22GB worth of files in total . ...
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re expand a partitioned disk

The internal disk of my Mac book pro is partitioned as follows: % diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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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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iPhone's space problem

Looking at my iPhone via iTunes, i see a very questionable amount of "Other". What is it? How can i delete it?