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I have removed all mail accounts from my iPhone and reset it. What's using storage?

I have deleted all my e-mail accounts from Mail from the iPhone -- iCloud, my work account, etc., and have reset the phone (powering off and then back on) a couple of times. In ...
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Unexplained memory usage in iPad iBooks?

I have a 16GB Apple iPad 3(with Retina Display). Today, while checking up my available memory, I saw the iPad had about only 1GB left. After deleting major unused apps, I found out that iBooks was ...
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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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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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Why does iTunes and my iPhone not agree on how much free space I have on my iPhone?

Ok so I have a 32gb iPhone 4s that is updated all the way. When I plug it into my computer (PC) and run iTunes it (iTune) will tell me that I have a ton of free space on my phone howeer, when I look ...
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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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Removing Podcasts Documents and Data

I've had issues with the stock iOS podcast app for a while now- syncing was broken, it kept crashing while downloading, etc etc. I decided to move to Downcast. Anyways, after deleting all my podcast ...
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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?
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iTunes Match automatically downloading songs in the background

Since a few days after latest iOS release I noticed my iPhone started filling up with space and I saw that some of it was taken up by iTunes downloads. I have iTunes Match but apparently it downloads ...
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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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Suspicious storage space utilization in my MacBook [duplicate]

I'm getting an error that my storage space is full and I don't know how this is possible. I recently deleted almost 200GB space and there's no way on earth that my disk space is that much fuller: ...
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There's something clogging up my Startup Disk space, I can't find it even using Disk Inventory X

For some reason there's something clogging up my Startup Disk space. I can't find it even using Disk Inventory X.
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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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photo storage on iCloud?

OSX El Capitan -- I need to clean out my startup disk. I tried uploading all 11,000 items in my iPhoto to iCloud but I can't because I need more storage there. Which makes more sense, paying for ...
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Does an iPhone Photo Stream upload store a duplicate of the photo locally?

That is to say, does a photo uploaded to Photo Stream and/or a Shared Photo Space take up twice or thrice the space on my phone, or does each instance point to the same single data store?
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Monitor which folder has used the disk storage

I got a mac air with only 256 GB storage. Some apps must be using the storage and after deleting and moving everything I can (down to relocate mail and dropbox to external disk using symbolic links ...
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iPhone 5S storage problems

On my iPhone 5S, I deleted all but a few of my apps so I would have enough storage to update my device. When it finally updated, it tells me I have 0 bytes available so I can't download my apps again. ...
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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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iPhone 6S 9.2 storage usage

I want ask you why in usage section of iPhone 6s it says I have 2.6 GB in mail. However, have delete all inbox, sent,trash etc. There is nothing in the mail. How do I get the storage in the usage ...
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94 photos and 463 MB

I have an iPhone 4s 16 GB. I realized my photos took up a lot of space so I put most of them on my USB drive. I only kept 94 of them on my phone. But they still take up 463 MB of data. I looked at ...
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Not enough storage

I have an 8GB iPhone. I've had not enough storage for a while so I went through my photos and deleted 100. I also deleted old notes that I don't need. I also deleted an app of 81.5 MB. I tried ...
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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 ...
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iOS available space doesn't add up

Am I going mental, or does the number in the following image make no sense at all? my top 10 apps seem to account for barely ~15GB, so why is my used space so high? Edit So, I'm calling this a ...
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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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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?
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Should I delete pictures from Photo Stream or Camera Roll to free up space on my device?

Can I make more available memory by deleting pictures? Do I delete them from Photo Stream or Camera Roll? I want them saved but can I remove from one of those areas.
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How do you disable the iOS Storage full alert?

I've been getting close to filling up my 16 GB iPhone 4 with iOS 5. I have freed up some space and have 1.5 GB available, but I keep getting alerts that are annoying. Is there a way to disable the ...
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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 ...
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How to fix iPhone 5S reporting excessive space used for Photo Library?

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1.3. I have removed all photos from the phone (i.e. the Camera Roll is empty). However, under Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage, it reports that 1.9 GB ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Is “flash storage” the same “SSD”?

I'm looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are. If the two in fact have a difference, perhaps adding devices or cases where each are normally used over the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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My iPhone 4S says no storage available even though there should be space available

The first time I got the message, I was willing to believe I just needed to free up some space, so I uploaded all my photos and cleared them off of my phone and deleted a few apps I no longer use, ...
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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 ...
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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?