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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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Newbie question on getting back hard drive space

I'm relatively new to Macs (PC guy) and my MacBook Air (1.8 GHz I5) running 10.9.1 OSX is reporting that the Startup disk is full. I'm trying to figure out what is taking up the room and how to clean ...
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Others in Macintosh HD

How can I reduce the size of my HD folder? I have more than 22 GB in "others". It is actually using more memory than my documents and apps and does not show contents. I have deleted the main info in ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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can I point my Pictures folder to a folder in an external hard drive?

I would like to save some space on my laptop and to do so I was thinking of moving my Pictures folder on an external hard drive. As OSX doesn't want me to mess around with the main folders in my home, ...
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Deleted all photos/apps on iPhone 4s but settings shows 3.1 GB of photo storage used

I am trying to get the iOS 8.3 update on my iPhone 4s and I have deleted all my apps and photos including the recently deleted. I then went to my settings and my non-existent 'photos' are taking up ...
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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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How to calculate the amount of space that iCloud Photo Library would take up?

I recently got the OS X 10.10.3 update, which got me Photos for OS X and the opportunity to use iCloud Photo Library. However, I'm a little worried about maxing out my iCloud storage if I upload every ...
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Transfering old photos in the cloud off my phone

I linked my iPhone to my account in hopes of transferring the photos off of my phone to free up space. What happened was four years of photos transferred to my phone and it will not let me transfer ...
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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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Yosemite Storage Analysis

I have Yosemite on MacBook Air and continuously get en error about storage usage. It keeps saying there isn't enough empty space on disk. About this Mac says that I have 65.96GB of other type files. ...
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Why does my iPhoto masters file taking up a lot of storage?

I want to clear some storage from my Mac and it shows that my masters file is 94.7GB, however I only have 2500 pictures and the iPhoto software says it takes up 15.8GB. Why is the masters folder so ...
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Are iMessages saved to iCloud even if iCloud is turned off on my phone?

If I have iCloud turned off on my iPhone, are incoming and/or already received iMessages still stored in the cloud? Can someone sharing my Apple ID see my iMessages even after I delete them on the ...
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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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I have photos on my phone that I can't delete

My photos are taking up 5 GB on my phone and I only have about 100 of them. I do have a bunch of ghost photos that I can't delete though. They are from my old phone which is not an apple product and I ...
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Phone shows 11 gb is used while only a little over 1 gb is used?

I added all up all of the usage data on my iphone 5s(16gb) and it came up to a little over 1gb, while it says 11 gb is used, with only 1.7 gb is free.
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Secure iCloud storage for years in advance

Apple are most expeditious when reverting paid iCloud storage accounts when billing fails: data are deleted indiscriminately within 15 days of payment failure. The monthly fees for upgraded iCloud ...
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How to delete invisible photos and videos from iPad?

MF519LL/A, iOS 8.1.3 General -> About -> Photos = 700 photos General -> Usage -> Manage Storage -> Photos & Camera = 900 MB Open Photos app. No photos or videos in any folder (Photos and ...
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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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Music is taking up all my iPhone 5 storage

My storage is almost all used up and I cant update software or take pictures. It looks like Music is taking up aLOT of space. How can I make sure that if I delete off phone it doesn't delate on ...
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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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Deleting of photos on iOS

When photos on iOS are added to an album, does that duplicate the amount of space being used? If I add the photos to another app, can I delete them from the camera roll?
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OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD?

I will be able to use a former video editing "Mac Pro" :) for a bit, free to configure anything I want in software. I would like to experiment with setting up OS X software RAID 0 with 6x SATA SSD. ...
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iPhone with external hard drive

I see there have recently been several products released that offer to give an iOS device access to local mass storage on the order of terabytes via WiFi. It appears that most if not all of these ...
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What are Mac alternatives to Storage Spaces in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012?

I like the Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012, but since I'm mostly working on Mac computers I would like to know if there are any Mac alternatives or equivalents.
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iPhone Jailbreak Experts - Accessing the email storage?

Is this possible? I have emails stored on my iPhone that are no longer accessible anywhere else, and I'd like to copy them out. I could forward them through a different account, but there are ...
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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In the disk of an iPhone, are both HFSX slices journaled?

The question Is journaling enabled for the system partition? Background Answers to three questions show that both HFS slices of the disk are HFSX: What is the file system on iPhone? (2011-10-12) ...
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Is there a way to manually repair a CoreStorage volume?

I was playing around with CoreStorage on a test disk and used the undocumented commands cs addDisk and cs removeDisk. The addDisk command worked just fine and was able to expand a logical volume ...
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When Does the “Storage Almost Full” Message Appear?

I am trying to find what causes the "Storage Almost Full" message to appear on iOS. For example, is it: Less than a specific number of Mb of storage is available (if so, how many Mb?) Less than a ...
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Reclaiming Disk Space on my Mac

I've got a MacBook air with a 128 gigabyte SSD, and it reminded me again this morning that I'm almost out of storage space. What caches are safe to delete, and what other places are good to reclaim ...
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Why iPad Air 16GB WiFi shows wrong amount of storage space free?

I clean my iPad regularly and I noticed that my storage space doesn't show true free space. I have used 12.8GB for apps. It shows 7.7GB available and 5.1GB used. I used calculator and it shows I ...
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ew. apple. i have storage problems.

After downloading the new iOS update, my iPhone 5S refuses to have storage. I had to delete all but a few of my apps to download it, and now that its done, it says I have 0bytes of storage (where I ...
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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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Do iTunes rented movies count towards usage count in iPad/iOS?

I cannot seem to account for about 15-20GB of space in my iPad. I've been trying to track down what I thought was misplaced 4K airdropped files from a GoPro, but I just realized I have about 6 movies ...
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iCloud Drive and external hard drives

I have just added a second hard drive to my mac mini and would love to use the new partition to store files on iCloud Drive. Since they are on the cloud, it would clear some room on my back up. Is ...
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Out of storage space in X11 app

I have a app that runs in X11 and it seems to be ok except that I get out of space issues even though I have plenty of space on my home drive. Is there some setting or way to increase this? Please ...
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More apps on iPhone 5c ios8 but a lot more storage no apps iPad Air ios 7 no storage?

I have been trying like most to make room on my 16GB iPad Air to get ios 8. Have have no apps on it except what came with it, no music, no videos, and only about 1000 photos. I was able to delete some ...
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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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iPhone 6 won't store emails

My iPhone 6 running of iOS 8.1.2 won't store all my flagged emails, 5 and only seems to remember 3 out of the 5. Until you actually search for the emails it can't be found by looking through inbox or ...
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What is Microsoft Basic Data and why is it taking up space on my hardrive?

I just realized that there is a huge amount of space on my macbook being taken up by something called Microsoft Basic Data. I used ~$ diskutil list and it shows me this: I did install windows with ...
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Keep iPhone images on cloud only

In order to conserve space locally I'd like to delete local versions of my photos and keep them entirely in the cloud (or only keep the latest week or so on my phone).
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Reducing “other” by removing email attachments?

All, I use MS Outlook on Exchange and store emails with attachments in a handful of mailboxes/folders. When looking at storage on my iPhone, like many, the "other" category takes up lots of space. ...
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Applications eats a space in iPhone

Let me explain so my problem would be imaginable. I have photos made in standard Camera app. I need to upload them from my iPhone to a cloud service. I'm using Flickr for images. Also, I've tried ...
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Messages taking up 6.8 GB on my iPad

I have tried restoring and backing up and deleting long chains of messages but it still takes up 6.8GB which is too much memory space for less than 10 message chains. What can I do to troubleshoot and ...
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Free iPhone from pictures and access them on demand

I'm running in a head scratching problem with my iPhone. I'm running out of memory and the main cause are the picture made with the camera. Is there a way to unload them from the iPhone and simply ...
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iPhone 4 with 6.4GB of free storage asks to change storage settings

My one week old iPhone 4 warns me to change my settings in storage when I go to add my music. I have no music, videos, pictures,... stored on my iPhone. The only thing I've got, are 4 simple apps. Is ...
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Analyze a bunch of files and categorize them according to their content, content-duplicates possible with different format

I have material such as images, PDFs, DOC and DOCX with a lot of duplicated items but in different format. I may have a paper in PDF and then I have it also in DOC and DOCX. I want to somehow ...