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The used space will likely be cached images, audio and video - there's not a lot you can do to clear the space with the exception of uninstalling it! Don't trust apps that claim they can save you space - they generally end up breaking things!


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Yes! You can change the volume from a removable device to a fixed disk by flipping the removable bit. Lexar made an application for Windows called 'Lexar BootIt', a well known application for this task. I found a solution involving DD, but I have not tested it and I'd severely recommend backing up your card before doing anything with DD/Terminal. I created ...


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You can store and run applications in the non-standard /Application location on OS X, which means you can keep things on your external drive and run them from there. You just have to be aware of the limitations of doing it this way: The applications and data on the drive won't be available when it's not connected.Seems obvious but this can come up in ...


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My 64GB iPhone has several hundred apps on it, mostly games, about 9GB of photos/personal videos, 3GB of music, and ~5GB of free space right now. I do have to prune from time to time but it's not too bad. My 32GB iPad on the other hand...I really wish I had bought the 64GB (the largest at the time). I am constantly having to juggle what games/apps are on ...


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Yes - OS X doesn't care where you store apps for them to run. Similarly, most programs don't force you to store all documents in one place. You shouldn't expect to seamlessly have everything move from the internal storage to the external storage, but caring older files and larger files on a sometimes disconnected drive is a long held idiom for working with ...


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This could easily be explained as the 120 MB of used data is likely for the data all the apps store in iCloud. Contacts, calendars, specific third party apps can have storage in iCloud. You can determine this by looking at the Manage Storage pane in settings app (see below). The warning you describe comes up when the expected size of the next backup is ...


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Keep in mind that you don't start with 16GB, but 16 x (1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000) รท (1024 x 1024 x 1024), or roughly 14.9 GB. So, the OS itself is only using up around 1.5GB.


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I'd say that's normal, my own 16GB iPhone 5 is adding up to 13.3 GB of available space. I would assume that the other space would be taken up by iOS itself, with system files, libraries etc. Also, as Kent mentions, the actual space is not 16GB to begin with.


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iPhoto pictures are stored in ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library iMovie movies are stored in ~/Movies/iMovie Events (iMovie 9) or ~/Movies/iMovie Library (iMovie 10, name may be different as my system runs on German settings) Select the library and type Cmd+I to open the "Get Info" window which also shows file size (may take a while to calculate).


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You could setup a Mac OS X Server and boot from the network, however you will need to have a third Mac, which might be costly unless you have an old one. You can purchase the Server from the AppStore for $20. However, booting your Mac from your server requires a moderate internet connection as well as a quick bandwidth (at the place where the server is and ...


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Yes - I install restore images and emergency boot images on to SD cards as a matter of routine. You should have no problems booting from these storage SD cards due to the SD card or the OS itself. They don't boot as fast as spinning hard drives in my experience as the cache there seems to do a better job than the controller on the cards. I generally get 60 ...


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I wonder if your Spotlight index is corrupt or Spotlight is turned off for the volume, and thus classifying all of the files as "Other". Try rebuilding the Spotlight index. You can tell the Finder List View to report the size of all of the folders; however, this will not show you things your user account can not see. To find what is using up your disk space ...


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I am a big fan of DaisyDisk. It provides a nice graphical view of the different types of data on your disk. It also permits you to drill down into each data type to get details, as well as delete files from within the application. Here's a sample of how it looks:


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I suggest to use this utility: GrandPerspective It will show you graphically the disk usage. For each rectangle there is also the option "Reveal in Finder" (right click menu) to open directly the selected file/folder.


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Restart holding CMD-R to start from the Recovery partition, and run the Disk Utility from Recovery mode. Do a 'Check Disk' to see if there are any problems - and 'Repair Disk' if it finds any. IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a backup of your disk before you do this. Sometimes you can 'find' surprisingly large amounts of free space, by doing this. Also make ...


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Open finder and use the go menu to open your home folder. press command 2 to get the folder list view press command j and turn on Calculate all sizes Once you know how large these folders are, you can start determining where the "other space" is allocated. I like to sort by size, decreasing so that the biggest users of space bubble up to the top of the ...


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First thing to know : There is no possibility to reduce the size of an iPhoto library without corrupting it. What you can do is explore your iPhoto library in ~/Picture/iPhoto Library => right click => show package content. In this directory you'll see multiple directories : Masters : holds in the original of your pictures Preview : holds in a low ...


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Yes that is possible. You can change one disk after another. So just grab one disk out, replace it, let the system rebuild. Grab the next one, replace it, let it rebuild. And so on.. That may takes some time, but it works. If it is finished, your RAID will recognize the new 4TB disk-array and give you the new capacity.


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I would run Verify Disk in the Disk First Aid tab in Disk Utility (Usually kept in Applications > Utilities). If there are any problems you will have to repair your disk which will require restarting while holding down the option key and booting from your recovery partition, or if you have an older computer, from the system install disk.


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The first step I would try after doing what you have done already would be to turn off iCloud backups and restart the phone before turning it back on again. If that doesn't work, I would try to initiate the backup from iTunes using the Back Up Now button. (I'm assuming you were trying from the iPhone) Go to iTunes and select your device the you should see ...


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An SSD has flash storage inside but SSD is a special form factor, in most cases meaning that it is designed to fit in places that a normal 2.5" HDD would be installed. Flash comes in a huge range of formats from tiny cards for phones and cameras and in Macs it can be an SSD, mSATA, and PCIe form factors. So if you have a flash device in the shape of a 2.5" ...


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Yes and no. Flash storage is storage that uses electronically programmable and erasable memory modules with no moving parts. It refers to a very specific implementation of data storage. It can come in different packages though: wrapped in a hard, plastic envelope you slide in to your camera; mounted to a PCB stick with exposed connectors and docked inside ...


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I added an SSD to my Macbook back in 2012, and did a write-up about it here: http://blog.omgmog.net/post/upgrading-my-macbook-pro/ Most 2.5" drives should do, the dimensions of these drives is pretty much standardised. If you're putting a HDD fitted using an adapter in the old optical drive bay, it won't have the shock detection that the lone HDD bay has. ...


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The consequence is data stays the same on your Mac and isn't kept in sync with other devices that use iCloud sync. You can test if this is the cause of slowness by just disconnecting from the network. Turning off iCloud documents is simple though and you can always turn it on again if you find something else was causing the slowness or you wish to have an ...


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If you haven't enabled Photo Stream syncing on your Mac/PC, you should keep the copy that is in your camera roll until you've copied it to your PC. That is the original copy, and it won't be deleted until you do it yourself. If you have enabled Photo Stream syncing on your Mac/PC, you can safely delete the photo from your Camera Roll after syncing with ...


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Photos in both places will consume storage space on your device, since they are stored on your device regardless of location. To free the most amount of space, remove photos from both Photo Stream and your Camera Roll.


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iPhone I have both an 32GB iPhone 4 and a 64 GB iPhone 5. Top 3 reasons I bought a larger capacity phone were to keep: songs (including music videos) to listen when I'm driving (plugged-in to my car audio system), and whenever I need to wait (airports, etc). photos as I use my iPhone as a convenient easy-to-reach camera. apps and their documents ...


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My iPhone 5 is 32gb and I generally keep it around 2-5gb free. Using iTunes match and also have a dedicated iPod classic for the car so music only takes up local space on a temporary basis. The bulk seems to be apps or apps that store heavy media data. Pics/camera vids is about 5gb, mainly because I still have pretty much everything from my first iphone 3G ...


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I have read that Messages contribute to 'Other' and typically Messages are kept for ever... If your daughter was at all typical in her use you could have 100,000 messages (many with pictures?) on the phone. Try going into Messages and deleting all the conversations except the most recent and see if that helps?


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Go to: 1) Settings App 2) General Tab 3) Usage You should get a list of the top 10 storage consumers - does that help? PS Is the phone Jail Broken? Could be some funny stuff being loaded on the 'dark side'... That storage would not be recognised by iTunes and could be responsible for what you describe.



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