My "user" folder is about 56GB big, but when I look at the contents (and add them up with a calculator) I get up to about 24GB. What happened to the other 32GB? Is there a way to free this space up?

I have a hidden folder called .rvm with the size of almost 3GB. My Library is almost 30GB though, can I remove something in there? It seems excessively big!

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Edit: So, these are the biggest folders in my Library. Is there a way to get some space back, or do I just have to learn to live with this? enter image description here

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The one place you haven't listed is your Library folder..

From the Finder menu choose GO

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then Go To Folder

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The chances are your Application Support directory has loads of stuff stashed.

  • I named my Library-folder in the question, maybe not clear enough that it's the hidden Library, not music. However, that folder is almost 30GB big with these as the biggest culprits: i62.tinypic.com/2mevokl.png. How do I get some of the space back? It's only a 128GB SSD :P
    – Rvervuurt
    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:44
  • Also, it's easier to get to the Library by clicking on Go and holding alt :)
    – Rvervuurt
    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:45
  • I have alt re-tasked so forgat that shortcut a lot Sep 24, 2014 at 10:45
  • Ah ok! But, any way to get some of the space back?
    – Rvervuurt
    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:46
  • There are apps on the app store that will help locate space hogs and help delete them. I use Disk Doctor itunes.apple.com/gb/app/disk-doctor/id455970963?mt=12 Sep 24, 2014 at 10:49

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