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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, ...
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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?
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 PC....
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can't find 100gb of movie files on my macbook

I have a small problem with my ssd of my macbook. I have been deleting some files to make some space. If I go to 'apple' -> About this Mac -> Storage, I see I have 117 gb of video files on my macbook. ...
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Delete all music from iPhone [duplicate]

How do I delete all music from an iPhone 5? It got loaded from my computer without me checking the box. I tried to follow the directions from one search result with no success.
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My iPhone 4s has no apps or photos but still saying memory is full

My iPhone 4s has iOS version 7.1. I have deleted everything thing off of my iPhone and it is still saying I have used 5.6 GB out of my 6 GB total. Is there anyway to fix this? I have tried resetting ...
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I have no photos in my album but it still says that it takes 508 MB of space on my iphone

So I have no photos in my phone, but it still says that it takes 508 MB when I look at my usage in settings. There is literally no photos at all, even the recently deleted has been deleted, and I don'...
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iCloud photo increasing “OTHER” storage section

I have a strange complaint that I've been trying , and failing, to find an answer for. I'm signed up to iCloud photo and have set it up to automatically minimise photos to save storage on my phone. I'...
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Updating from iOS 6 to 8

I currently have a 16 GB iPhone 5, with about 1.2 GB available storage. It's still on iOS 6 (I know, right?!) and I figured it's about time to update. Under software update, it says iOS 8.4 is 1.2 GB. ...
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iCloud storage full: “Not Enough Storage”. Backups exceed 5GB

Just like everyone else, I get the notification that my iCloud is full and no backup can be made. iOS gives me the suggestion to upgrade my storage on my iCloud account. Because I only want to store ...
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I bought 200GB of ICloud Storage, iCloud Settings shows 200GB, but the iCloud Storage tab says I have 4GB [closed]

When I try to backup my Iphone it will take more than two hours and still not be halfway completed. My phone is only 32Gb with 6GB of free space. What's the problem with my IPhone?
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Storage Apps more than 800 GB on 256 GB SSD [duplicate]

My new Macbook pro 13 inch 256 GB (Early 2015) Storage Apps more than 800 GB on 256 GB SSD with scan by DaisyDisk Apps 30 GB
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Why iOS settings and iTunes report the storage usage differently?

My iTunes shows me that there is about 7 GB of free space, while iOS settings shows me that there is only about 80 MB of available space. How do free space and available space differ? Additional ...
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Apple Macbook Flash Storage Lifespan [duplicate]

I heard that every SSD have a lifespan, so considering Flash Storage on Macbook devices is actually a SSD that is integrated with the logicboard, does it mean when my MBP flash drive reaches its ...
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Data storage location? Difference between server and physical device

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, all the DATA saved into services like iCloud email, Gmail email, DropBox, iCloud Drive, etc. Do they actually take physical space storage inside each iOS or OS X ...
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Why does storing photos on iCloud also consume storage space on iPhone?

If I have all my pictures stored on the iCloud, why are they taking up so much room on my phone? I thought the iCloud was designed to free up storage on your actual device?
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iCloud complains that I'm running out of storage when I'm not

I'm using the iCloud's free 5GB to backup some of my data from my iPhone. Recently, iCloud has been prompting that it's not able to perform backups because my iCloud is full. I checked my iCloud ...
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Weird storage declaration from my computer

With no good reason I had a look at my computer's storage going on the apple and About this Mac. Here is the display: The pink bar doesn't make much sense. It obviously does not represent the 80....
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8GB model iPhone 4S is only showing 5.4GB capacity (4.2GB available)

It used to say 8GB capacity in the General > About Settings menu. Now it only says 5.4. I've done a "restore as new" but it's still showing the same. Help?
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how can i extend my 8gb memory space on iphone 5c

Can i use an external USB (like an OTG for androids) on iphone 5c along with an usb adapter(lightning to micro usb port)? Can iphones read external USB devices?
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Mac says I'm using more space than I have?

When I checked my storage for my Mac it says that I have over 200 GB in movies. First, I do not have that many movies. Second, my Mac can only hold 128 GB. How can I fix this? Update: I just deleted ...
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iPad usage does not seem accurate

I have a 16GB iPad Air 2. I realize the OS takes up some space (on my iPad, "Used" + "Available" only equals 11.9GB), but looking at this screenshot, even my iPad can't accurately explain what's ...
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Can I compress SMS content to free up storage?

My SMS on my iPhone is growing everyday. According to my iPhone's Usage function, I have about 1.2GB of SMS data. My phone has been running on low storage and any megabytes are precious. Is there ...
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Expanding Flash Storage with SDXC

I see on a Macbook Pro, you can expand your current storage space with SDHC or SDXC. Being a Linux user I know you can use RAID to expand storage with 2 disk, so storage looks like 1 HD. However, most ...
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MacBook Air storage suddenly full of movies

Last night a "storage almost full" message popped up on my screen and it says I have 73GB worth of movies, but I can't find any. I have no iMovies or Photobooth videos, and no real movie downloads, ...
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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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Is it possible to mark removable storage as permanent storage? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a 128gb Transcend Jet Drive for my 2014 MacBook pro, and plan to permanently leave the Jet Drive in the SD card slot. I use OneDrive for cloud storage, but the OneDrive client ...
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How can I verify that my Photos and iPhoto library are hard linking to the same disk data?

So I've discovered Apple's mystical implementation of hard linking with the new Photos app library and the old iPhoto library. Although Finder reports that both take up a significant and similar ...