I have bought a new Macbook and when I go to About This Mac -> Storage I see: 1.11 GB Audio and 750 MB of Photos.. But I have not copied any Audio or Photos to this laptop.

How can I find where these files are? For example in Windows there was this app: WinDirStat https://windirstat.info/ Anything like this for Mac?

  • are any of those files in your Pictures folder or Music folder?
    – Ruskes
    Jun 8, 2014 at 18:13
  • There are no files in those folders. Jun 8, 2014 at 18:14

2 Answers 2


How about Daisy Disk? It's a fantastically fluid and feature filled application for the cause.

However, I think the majority of the space taken up by photos are operating system/application assets


If you do not want to install third party software (and deal with side effects) you can use the Terminal located in your utility folder.

type mdfind .mp3 to find mp3 files

repeat for mp4, jpeg, PNG and so on....

  • This even finds texts in pdf files!! Jun 8, 2014 at 18:20
  • You need to use the (.)mp3 to only show files with mp3 extension.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 8, 2014 at 18:46

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