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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I cancel a download of a Mac Store app?

I just got a really large Mac App Store app, (2GB), but Im having some trouble with my diskspace... Is there a way to completeley cancel the download of the app? I mean not just pause it but cancel ...
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Huge inconsistency in disk space measurement, missing 50% of the disk

I own a MacBook Pro 13 Retina, OSX reports disk usage as 450Gb, but utilities such as DiskInventoryX tells a different story reporting 226Gb as used disk space: How can I convince OSX to give me ...
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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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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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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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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 ...