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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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disk become empty after delete a large file

I have a 2T mobile disk with the format of NTFS. I store 1T files on it, including a large file with the size of 260G. After I delete the large file, all the file was gone. I remount the disk again ...
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Diff between diskutility and finder on free space

I came across this today : At first I was like : "Caching bastard." but no... The finder is right and the diskutil is wrong... Why ?
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Macbook Pro i7, Hard Disk space filling up before my eyes (Mavericks)

I have 84GB free on my Flash hard disk but in 3 hours it fills up to 0B. When I restart the 84GB is there again and something starts eating my HDspace again. With Grand Perspective it does not show ...
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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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No space of iphone, no downloads been made

I'm kinda stuck, because on my iphone 5 16gb with ios 8, all free space gone. According to usage manager i should have around 1gb. Few days ago i've deleted couple music album, and freed about 300mb, ...
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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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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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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 to find out which files currently in my iPod would be deleted or modified if I synchronize it?

The brief version of my question is pretty much what the title says: How can I safely determine which of the files currently in my iPod would be deleted or modified if I synchronized it in iTunes? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Socks from MKD have “remove unwanted files” support?

A web search for a Mac cleanup utility led me to MKD's Socks. It looks like a good maintenance package, but I cannot tell from the website whether it has GUI support for finding and removing unwanted ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Air full disk

The Finder tells me that the User file in my MacBook Air has 39,04 GB. However its content account for only 6,84 GB. My disk is filling up fast, how do I proceed?
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Missing hard disk space

I'm trying to figure out where my missing hard disk space is going. I'm using du and df from the command line and there seems to be a clear discrepancy. So here's the du output: $ sudo du -h -d 1 / ...
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Upgrading OS X frees disk space — why?

I noticed that every time I upgrade OS X to a newer version, a significant amount of disk space (10-20 GB) is freed up. This applies both to minor (10.9.4 -> 10.9.5) and major (10.9 -> 10.10) ...
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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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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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How can I tell what is using disk space by category and monitor changes?

Is there a simple way to determine what is using disk space on a Mac OS X installation? Obviously single files and directories is straightforward, but how about at a slightly higher level ...