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I disabled macOS Sierra storage optimizations and the Storage tab in About this Mac still shows over 70 GB as purgeable space. Is there a utility to display which files are considered as purgeable?

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    Although it doesn't answer the question, connecting to your backup drive(s) may help to resolve this issue. support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204015 See also my answer to my own related question apple.stackexchange.com/a/361011/80135 My experience suggests that you have to back up to all of the drives that Time Machine knows about before it clears out local snapshots. – intuited May 27 at 18:15
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    Again not answering the question. I would use Disk Inventory X to get a better idea of where you should focus your attention. derlien.com I would look at IOS updates and not needed backups as they tend to take up quite a bit of space usually. – user136952 Jun 23 at 0:41
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Two utilities that show and optimise purgable space are DaisyDisk and CleanMyMac X. My experience is that these utilities will clear 20-30% of the space that it reports as purgable.

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