I've recently gotten a new computer (16" base model with 8GB GPU), and its 500GB of storage had dropped to just 80 when I checked it. Here's the screenshot:
I've checked through all my folders, and adding all the items in (from the above window) Documents -> File Browser, as well as every other unique item in the sidebar, comes to roughly 445GB. So all my files take up less than half of my storage space, while this Other takes up nearly the rest! I am unable to work productively (recording videos) as I have no room to store them. Where can I find out what this is, and how to delete/remove/edit its contents? This problem didn't occur on my other computer (also running Catalina).
I have tried these solutions from the duplicated question and from the Apple forums, and neither of them have worked, even after restarting multiple times. How can I remove, or even access, this storage space?
sudo tmutil listlocalsnapshotdates / |grep 20|while read f; do tmutil deletelocalsnapshots $f; done tmutil listlocalsnapshotdates / |grep 20|while read f; do tmutil deletelocalsnapshots $f; done
tmutil listlocalsnapshots / tmutil deletelocalsnapshots <snapshot number>
One snapshot failed to delete entirely - I wonder if this is the one causing the oversized storage?
Another edit - DaisyDisk also did not show these files: