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I need to free up space on my Mac and know there are a ton of hidden files that are eating up space (Logic for example downloads a lot of instruments... somewhere).

Is there any way I can create an interactive (or non interactive) tree map of my hard drive?

Here is an example of a tree map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treemap

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  • @l'L'l Not quite a duplicate — most of those solutions included the accepted answer don't produce Treemaps. – grg Jan 21 '14 at 17:45
  • ^ see the second link. – l'L'l Jan 21 '14 at 17:46
  • However, the answers to both questions contain all the recent tree map type utilities that are in common use. What about your situation makes you think "tons of hidden files" are in play? Finder will show you folder sizes quite easily and you can navigate to locate things without needing any extra software. – bmike Jan 21 '14 at 18:46
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GrandPerspective can create a Treemap:

GrandPerspective screenshot

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You can use spotlight as well:

mdfind 'kMDItemFSSize > 2000000000'

Add or remove zeroes to get more or less hits as you are searching.

  • I'm assuming this is in bits? – Swivel Nov 22 '17 at 20:34
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try

du -sh * | grep -E "\dG"

to get all files and folders of size 1G and above. (Output will only show once du is done)

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I've had success using:

Disk Inventory X (free download)

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It's like WinDirStat was on Windows.

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Clean Up Old and Large Files with CleanMyMac 3

The Large & Old Files module in CleanMyMac 3 makes finding space-hoggers on your Mac simple. Just run a scan to see all the files that are taking up the most space — and then clean them up.

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How does the Large & Old Files module help me? Everyone has (at one time or another) thrown files into random folders. It’s easy for these files to take up gigabytes of space without even realizing it! CleanMyMac 3’s Large & Old Files scans your entire Mac and brings all these files to the surface. Plus, it lets you see what’s what, based on a file’s size, date last opened, and type.

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