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Remove a physical partition on a Mac drive

I wanted to install ubuntu with rEFind on my Mac but I made a mistake during the installation and created a physical drive instead of a logical drive for Linux. My Mac boots fine, but I want to ...
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Mac Hard Drive Storage Decreases even without downloading anything

I have a 128 GB hard drive on my macbook pro retina 13". My mac storage hard drive keeps decreasing for no reason, even when I do not download anything. This still happens even when I don't use any ...
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Reseting and restoring iphone and still cant get rid off “other” [duplicate]

I have 17 GB of "other" in my 32 GB iPhone storage, which is actually quite a lot. I was trying to get rid of it by reseting the factory data and then restoring the iPhone, but the "other" is still ...
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iPad air 2, Mail taking up 20 GB

I tried to remove the accounts and to restart my iPad. I know that you can jailbreak and manually delete the emails. But I still think that there can still be a way to do it without jailbreaking. ...
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OS X says 90GB of Apps

I have an SSD of 250GB, and in the Storage view of about this Mac it's write I have close to 90GB of apps, when clearly the applications folder is only 18GB. I can hardly believe that system ...
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Can iPhone storage be read without the 4-digit password? Or is it encrypted?

I had a problem with the digitizer connector in my iPhone 5S so I can't use the screen anymore, I couldn't even unlock it to back it up. So I send it to a logic board specialist to replace damaged ...
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How to upgrade storage for Macbook Air?

I'm getting my first Mac, a Macbook Air 2015. My other machine is a PC used for gaming and I thought I could use my external HDD with both. Now I see NTFS is read only in OS X. For now it's unlikely ...
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All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software

All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software! Is there a way to get at least my iPhoto Library back? I have not made a back up before. Thanks for your ...
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iCloud says that backups are using 3 GB of space, but there are no backups

My iCloud account shows that I have ~3 GB of backups, but when I check on all devices using this account, backups are off and no backups are showing. The storage bar. The backups list... empty!
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No space even though I deleted things

I have an iPad 2, 16 GB version I believe and I have no space available. I deleted everything I could, but yet still says 0 bytes available..I deleted like 50 APPS! Ugh! I just want to update ONE of ...
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My partition is using negative space. Should I worry?

As you can see, according to Disk Utility, I'm using negative space in /dev/disk0s7. This is obviously incorrect, however, I am slightly worried as to what this may mean for the partition's effects ...
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iTunes Match - i thought it gave you back all your Music storage?

So I sign up for iTunes Match and expected to see all my music storage- on my phone-go down to zero Gb, so i could use the storage space for other things. Naive i guess. So am I correct that every ...
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How to Set up WiFi Access Point to Share Folder of Files for Download?

I need to set up a WiFi access point that can offering file downloading via web browser using what I will call a "DEVICE" here for short. I am open to what the device will be -- my MacBook Pro, a ...
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Mail.app for iOS uses 1 GB even with no accounts linked

Last Friday I created an iCloud Email account, but that added a ton of storage used to my iPhone, 1GB to be exact. Even without creating any emails. The account itself added 1GB of storage space on my ...
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Storage used by applications doesn't match between folder info and system report

I'm running on Macbook Pro OS X 10.11. I'm curious that when I check my storage the system reports I've used for apps 100.15GB whereas the applications folder size is just 39.56GB. Is it probably ...
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Does iMessage take up iCloud Storage Space?

If I send/receive iMessages, or photos and/or videos through iMessage, will those iMessages take up my iCloud storage space? I am not talking about iCloud backups. I'm asking that if I do not backup ...
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My storage on iPad doesn't add up

I can't understand what's taking all my storage as the apps listed don't add up and I don't download videos or music etc. My iPad says I've used 12.2GB with 209MB available yet when I added everything ...
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Why does my phone say my photos are like 9Gb out of my phone yet I've deleted thousands of it and I still have no memory left?

Is it because I have 40,000 pics in iCloud? But I still have 1 terabyte of storage. Can someone PLEASE explain to me how iCloud works. My phone will randomly gets rid of a whole photos albumn but then ...
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Had to reinstall OS X due to corrputed journal: is this a symptom of something more serious?

I have a 13'' Macbook Pro from early 2011 with a Hitachi 320Gb. HD, using OS X 10.9.5. For the last few months, it's gotten slower and slower to become responsive every time it wakes up, and I've also ...
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“Backups” are taking up over 60 G on my MacBook Pro

Do I need to keep these backups as I use a Lacie external drive to backup? How do I get rid of them on my computer?
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Mac Yosemite : disk size doesn't match its content size sum

I want to clean up my disk storage (451,25 Go) but I don't understand why it doesn't match its content size (194,09 + 26,72 + ...), any idea? It seems that a lot those mistery files are in 'Others' ...
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iPhone Photos storage error

I have an iPhone 6 with 16GB of storage, and it has been saying there isn't enough space on my device (mainly because I had 6,000 photos in my album with was taking up 8GB). So went on my Mac and ...
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How do I get rid of “movies” taking up so much space?

I have a MacBook Pro, and according to the info in About this Mac, about 67 GB of storage is "movies". I don't have any movies stored. What does this mean, and how do I free up the space? Also, how do ...
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Can I extend internal iPad storage?

Running out of space to store photos on our iPad 2. Is it possible to plug in an external storage device, move photos to it, and then be able to access those photos as if they were stored internally?
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About This Mac > Storage shows 10GB Backups, but Time Machine is Disabled

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with my storage. About This Mac > Storage shows that there's ~11GB of Backups. Disk Utility seems to sort the same files as "Other". Googling tells me that ...
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Why “Documents & Data” is consuming so much space in iPhone?

Looking at the iTunes storage information associated to my iPhone 5S, it seems that Documents & Data occupies around 3.5 GB of space. On the other hand, on the iPhone, Documents & Data ...
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Iphone 5s says storage is full when I have few images/videos or apps on it

My phone has been giving me the "storage is full" message for quite some time now. However now it is preventing me from downloading or taking pictures on my phone when I have maybe at most 20 pictures ...
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Photos taking too much space on MacBook Air

I was clearing up my Mac to download the latest Os X, but when I saw the "Photos" in "About this Mac" are taking 9 GB space! Any idea where I can find all these photos?
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My Macbook storage is full even after deleting all my photos

So I only got my MacBook Air last year and I am travelling so am taking a lot o photos but I have a 1TB hard drive that I transfer the photos over to every now and then, my time machine also backs up ...
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How can I delete a (null) app in usage?

In my usage list(settings>general>storage & iCloud usage>manage storage), there is an app that registers as (null) with no icon, a version number that doesn't match anything I've previously ...
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Why is there zero space on iPad after factory restore?

Using iOS 9.2.1 this iPad reports zero space even after factory restore. It's a first gen iPad Air. When connected via USB to a Windows machine the DCIM folder in Windows explorer also shows zero ...
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What does this black bar represent in my iPod's Storage Capacity Indicator?

I was recently going through my (2nd Gen) iPod Touch's storage settings in the most recent version of iTunes and noticed that there is a small gray/black bar next to the "Other" storage section. I ...
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Freeing Space in iOS

I know this has been asked a zillion times and there are many search results all over the web. However, I have never found any answer that actually fixes the problem. So, to restate: I have an ...
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Storing iBooks in iCloud

Can iBooks be saved to iCloud then deleted on my iPad but still be available on iCloud? The reason for asking this is that my iPad is running out of space, so I want to store my iBooks elsewhere.
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Why does 128GB iPhone have 113GB capacity? [duplicate]

On the side of the iPhone packaging, Apple defines 1GB as 1,000,000,000 bytes (rather than 1,073,741,824 bytes), so you end up missing 9,438,953,472 bytes (~9GB) calculating it this way for 128GB of ...
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The Storage “Used” does not add up

I have iPhone 6s 64GB. I got 64GB because 16GB just wasn't cutting it. I didn't want to worry about memory being full. However last night out of nowhere, I got the message saying my storage is almost ...
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Display S.M.A.R.T. statistics for an SSD?

I purchased a couple of used Intel 320-series 160 GB SSDs. I attached one of the drives to my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8 using a SATA III to USB 3.1 cable. When I attempted to view the drive ...
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iPhone storage is full while iCloud is empty

What can I send to iCloud and how do I do that? My iPhone is full and my iCloud has barely been used. Can you help me please?
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How to empty all emails data when account deleted?

My situation is quite simple and I searched the Internet without any solution to my problem. So I decided to give a try here! I have removed all email accounts (Gmail and Outlook) from my iPhone 5S ...
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Email app taking too much storage

My default email app that comes with the phone is taking up over 3GB+ space. Note that I have an email account with 90k+ unread messages. My initial thought was that the mail cache was taking up all ...
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How can I format a USB drive on a Mac so that it works on all old PCs as well? [duplicate]

I've tried FAT32 but old PCs won't read it. I could try NTFS but then Macs would treat it as read-only. I'm pretty sure I've seen USB sticks that work on Macs and PCs but I don't have any to hand so ...
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How to see how much storage is used per app on OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to check how much space is used for each app that's installed on your mac. When you click on the Apple logo left on top, then "About this mac" you can see at the tab ...
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How to delete my photo library on my iphone 5C [duplicate]

My iPhone 5C shows that I have 2.7GB on my photo library but I don't have any photos at all in my photo library or albums. How do I empty this amount of space and make it available? I go to ...
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What is tmp.0.sDQWBe?

I have a file called tmp.0.sDQWBe located on my MacBook/Macintosh HD /private/var/folders/k1/(a ton of random text)/T/tmp.0.sDQWBe. The file is 13.2GB and I have no idea what it is. I want to delete ...
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Files missing when connecting iPad to Windows 10

When I connect my iPad to my Windows 10 computer, it shows the device "iPad" with the "Internal Storage" as a folder. This storage contains three folders with a couple of pictures and videos I took ...
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How do I find all files categorized movies on my disk?

In the dialog of "About this Mac", started from below the Apple menu item, the Storage 'tab' says there are 42.43 GB of Movies. Ok, how do I find all those files that the system categorizes as ...
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My Mail app is eating up my space

When I click on General -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Manage Storage -> Mail, The Mail and Attachments are taking up 1 GB space. But I don't have any email on my ipad. I recently tried to share a ...
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How can I get iCloud Photo Library to use less storage space on my iPad?

My iPad only has 16 GB of space, and I have iCloud Photo Library switch on but set to "Optimise iPad Storage". However, my iPad is now showing "0 bytes" available, and my Photo Library is taking up ...
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Hidden files taking up hard disc space?

I’ve used DaisyDisk to analyse my file usage on my MacBook Pro (mid–2012), but the numbers aren’t adding up. Of 500GB, it shows ~425GB used, but the breakdown only adds up to 280GB. The diagram itself ...
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Can there be two separate Time Machine Backups on the same external drive?

I'm interested in buying an external hard drive. I'd like to know whether if it's possible (and simple if so) to have two separate Time Machine Backups from two different MacBooks at the same time?