includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
2answers
124 views

ssd is full on os x

How do I know where the other is and how to remove it? I watched the entire disk, all the files occupy about 50 gigabytes, which could occupy the remaining space on the disk? Please tell me how to fix ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Does deleting a photo from iCloud on PC affect its copy on iPhone storage?

I want to ask if I delete a pic from iCloud online, does it get deleted from the iPhone too?
0
votes
2answers
55 views

What counts as data/storage on iphone 4s?

My phone has told me that my data/storage is hitting the limit. My question is what exactly makes up this data/storage? Is it the notes I keep on it? Saved texts? I've seen the categories and how ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Why my Mac is showing only 250 GB out of 500 GB?

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) It comes with a 500 GB hard but today when I checked it it's only showing 250 GB. Please tell me why is that? Macintosh HD: Available: 81.57 GB ...
-2
votes
1answer
150 views

IPhone 4S IOS 9.1 Storage Issue!

I have an iPhone 4S 8GB with 9.1 installed and it says 5.3GB capacity with 4.5 GB available. I feel so hopeless and I've searched everyone online. Here's the deal.. I don't have anything installed and ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Missing free space on hard drive?

I've been trying to clean up my hard drive and noticed that I have quite a bit of storage that I can't account for. According to the app DiskSpaceX, scanning the folder "/" is filled with 60 GB of ...
2
votes
0answers
66 views

System storage not being correctly represented in 'About This Mac'

For some reason, in the 'About this mac' under storage, my mac running el capitan (macbook pro 13" early 2015) doesnt correctly display how much storage i've used. Does anyone have a fix for this?
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Purging cached memory MacBook Pro

When I start my MacBook Pro, the cached files occupy 1.6GB - 2.5GB. If I purge in Terminal: sudo purge the cached files are reduced to about 500MB. Should the cached files not be purged every time ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

How to run current mails from MacBook and access or search old mails from an external hard drive?

I have a large number of emails on my MacBook Air. I want to shift all my old mails into an external hard drive and delete the same from my MacBook to save space (47 GB). Then I would like to continue ...
-3
votes
2answers
22 views

iCloud, Dropbox and others [closed]

First, when I click on the dropbox, nothing happens. I get no files or anything. How do I access what's in the dropbox? Mine is full. Next, I am fed up with limited storage on iCloud, Dropbox and ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

My storage was not updated

I just changed my storage plan for 50 GB for $0.99 per month. When i went on settings>General>Storage and icloud usage, where it said storage above it i didnt have more storage. But the second box, ...
1
vote
1answer
252 views

Why does my iPhone still think I have 7gb of pictures on it even after I deleted all of them? [closed]

I didn't have any space left on iCloud so I went to check what's going on there. I saw that my iPhone was taking up a lot of storage. My storage for pictures was still 7gb even after I deleted all of ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Mac storage usage

I have a mid 2014 macbook pro, with just 128gb of storage. So as you can imagine, space is at a premium. When i've left it on for a day or so I notice my remaining space goes down. Is this some sort ...
2
votes
3answers
193 views

Internal vs. External Storage for a new Macbook

I want to get a new MacBook Pro, and am confused by the storage options. The Apple website offers 2 different options for storage: Preinstalled internal flash storage (256, 512, or 1 TB) Thunderbolt ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

What is a software or app that extracts old flip phone data to a Mac via USB?

UPDATE, here is how I got the photos out. I'm looking for a software, preferably free, that can extract old flip phone data to a MacBook Pro. I have some photos and sound recording saved on my ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Can't sync nor delete photos to manage storage

In My usage -> Storage -> Photos it says that 7.4 GB are used and that I have over 2000 pictures. But I only have 150 photos on my phone. iTunes will not sync because I have no room. What can I do?
0
votes
2answers
71 views

Would it work using Time Capsule both as Time Machine AND media container?

I currently have a Macbook Pro and Time Capsule 3TB (ac-wifi). The easiest solution for me would be to use the TC for both media storage AND backups via Time Machine. Would this be possible? I am ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Do I need to reinstall apps to take advantage of app thinning?

I don't notice any difference in app sizes in iOS 9 so I was wondering if app slicing doesn't kick in until next time I update apps or reinstall them? I realize not all apps will support it, but I ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

is there a way to store video on an external device yet be able to edit it in iMovie on my ipad air?

I have an ipad air and recently i was trying to edit a quick 10 min movie of some 1080p 60fps video in iMovie. I only have a 32 gig ipad air so i wasn't able to upload all the video on to the ipad. i ...
1
vote
1answer
751 views

How to stop decryption of external drive

I've searched on the internet for a while and asked my question on apples website discussions.apple.com as well, however I haven't found and answer yet and people aren't responding on apple's site so ...
1
vote
0answers
325 views

iOS 9 took all my remaining storage on iPhone 4S. I deleted the install file, but still no storage!

I have an iPhone 4S that downloaded iOS 9 the other day. Now I lost a ton of storage. I went to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage, selected Delete Update, and selected Delete Update again to ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Moving iPhoto and iMovie libraries

Wife has been using iPhoto/Photos and iMovie for storing family photos and videos for roughly 5 years. Have about a 300 GB iMovie library and 100 GB iPhoto library. MacBook Pro is getting full (less ...
1
vote
1answer
222 views

Why does my phone say I have less space than iTunes does?

According to the usage and about settings on my iPhone, I have 2.2 GB of space left. However, when plugged into iTunes, iTunes tells me the phone has 4.62. GB free. Is there a reason for this, and ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

iPhone 4, what usually categorized as “Documents and Data”?

I'm slightly confused why "Documents and Data" has taken up so much space on my iPhone's data storage. There are several GB there! What could this possibly be? I see nothing in my manage storage ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

What are my options for storing iPhoto libraries on an external wireless drive?

My wife and I both have Macbook Airs with relatively small internal HDs. The biggest space hog for both of us is our iPhoto libraries. What are my options for storing our libraries on an external, ...
0
votes
1answer
195 views

How to delete App Documents and Data?

Some apps like Whatsapp, Twitter and Instagram end up storing a lot of Documents and Data, way more than their actual size. Is there a way to remove them, just the Documents and Data?
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Can I delete these App Group folders?

My iPad has 10GB filled up with "other stuff" ( it's neither apps nor photos). I decided to explore it and find where this lost storage is. I found the following folder: it's 400MB. Can I delete it? ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

iPhone 4 storage problems

Why does my usage say I'm up to 6.2 gb but when I add up all the numbers from each app it's only around 2 gb?? A friend says when I delete mail I need to delete it from the server too not just the ...
0
votes
0answers
370 views

Unable to format external HDD

When creating a partition with GUID Partition Map Scheme in Disk Utility, I'm getting "Partition failed with the error: Unable to write to the last block of the device". Same message when I try to ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Cannot transfer files over 80MB to hard drive from dying external hard drive

My Seagate external hard drive is dying. I have been able to (finally) mount the drive and transferred smaller file sizes (Word docs, files under 50MB), but I cannot transfer any files over 50MB - ...
-2
votes
1answer
59 views

Problem with storage and iPad glitches

Recently my iPad (running on 0.7.0)has been glitching a lot lately.It says there is a message that I haven't read even though there isn't any.I have also bought 200GB storage to have space and update ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Early 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Windows 7, front USB port misbehaves

I have an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro on which I primarily use Bootcamp & Windows 7. The front USB port works well using OSX but under Windows, it thinks any storage device lugged into it is an ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Freeing up space and it said I was using up more

I wanted to free up some space on my iPad, so I looked at Usage, and it said Mail was taking up the most bytes, so I went to my All Mail and deleted all the adds (which was a lot). Then I went to ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How can I find and clean up “Other” storage category on Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

My Macbook has 751 GB of flash storage. My storage is almost full, with the "Other" category taking up 409 GB of space. How can I find the things that fall under this category so I can get rid of ...
3
votes
1answer
267 views

How do Macs calculate the amount of Hard Drive space left?

What kind of algorithm do they use to see how much space is left? I thought that maybe the amount of space it began with is programmed in and then the size of files created is then subtracted from the ...
4
votes
3answers
520 views

Can I upgrade my 121 GB Flash Storage SSD?

Is it possible to upgrade the 121 GB Flash Storage in my MacBook Pro 13" Retina? If so, can Apple do it for me or would I have to go to somewhere else to get it upgraded?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

iMovie still will not download, despite having no other apps, and ~2 GB of storage available?

I'm getting super stressed out at this point, and it's so so infuriating that I've decided to enlist help here. I've been trying to download iMovie for a long time, and I have never had enough space. ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

Deleting Photos, what iCloud saves and how to access things from iCloud and device storage issues

My understanding (erroneous as I may be told this is) is that iCloud is like a virtual external drive to some extent. Maybe that is my first mistake. But before everyone starts saying to look at other ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Where are my iPhone Photos?

My iPhone states that my photo library is 8GB. However, I can only access about 100 photos from the phone or my Windows PC file explorer. I want to clear up space on the phone by moving photos to ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

Why can I not backup my replacement iPhone after restoring an iCloud backup?

I replaced my iPhone 6 with an identical phone, restored the most recent backup from iCloud. I now cannot backup to the cloud without adding more storage. Why?
0
votes
1answer
129 views

About this Mac - Storage information on terminal

I am trying to reproduce the About this Mac - Storage window in the terminal. Is there any easy way to do this ? For the moment, the following commands are working (quite fast): mdfind kind:music ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

Best way to expand JBOD with RAID?

I currently have a Hornettek Enterprise Quad bay USB3 JBOD hooked up to a Mac Pro running Mavericks. It has two 3TB disks which are mirrored (RAID 1 using Disk Utility) and contain a mixture of ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

iPhone 5S and iPad 4

I purchased 20 GB extra of storage for my iPad and iPhone on iCloud. But my devices say they are still full. How do I get the storage to show up so I can download an update, apps etc.?
3
votes
1answer
185 views

Trying to find file location of Mac Mail Smartboxes so that I can run automatic email archiver

I'm currently working on a MacBook late 2008 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I use Mac Mail for my email. I have created smart mailboxes to collect together emails that relate to a project number. When ...
0
votes
2answers
507 views

Recover deleted .SKETCH files

I recently deleted some sketch files that I would like to try to get back if I can. I trashed them over a month ago, I used stellar phoenix to attempt to recover them, and it found the files. It did ...
1
vote
2answers
262 views

iPhone Storage Space Inaccuracy (No Storage Space)

I have an 8GB iPhone 4s and it always says I have no space. However when I go into Settings > General > Usage It says that I have 1.3GB of free space. I only have 5 photos and 3 Apps downloaded ...
2
votes
0answers
151 views

Why do iTunes and iPhone not show the same space used?

Unlike this previous question, it's not related to iTunes Match (haven't ever had it on). [][3] Why is there such a discrepancy?
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Low/no-cost, cross-platform alternatives to iSCSI and Fibre Channel

(My use case is using my RAID storage on a Linux workstation to store Time Machine backups and other data) I have investigated options for iSCSI, they are GlobalSAN and XtendSAN. Both are ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Iphone 6 storage issues [duplicate]

After deleting all of the photos off my phone, and from the deleted folder it still says that i have 4.2gb of photos but the albums are empty. Does anyone know what is causing this and how i can ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How do I reclaim 36 GB of missing space on my iPhone?

I have a 64GB iPhone 5S with iOS 8.4, but I'm only able to access 28 GB of space. iTunes reports a capacity of 55.92GB, but in the usage graph at the bottom of the summary page, I see: 13.61 GB ...