Please, don't mark this post as a duplicate! I already checked all the same posts about this topic on this website and can say that all answers really answer nothing. I have 256gb SSD, and 85 (!!!) of them are in the Other storage. It is ridiculous. Those files don't exist. I already used OmniDiskSweeper - it does not show those files. It shows only 135gb and that's all, yep. 20gb for MaOS and other 85 are just gone forever. Don't suggest me using CleanMyMac please, I used it, it cleaned 1 Gb of junk files, clearly not 85... It seems that there is no point of buying 256 and for the next Mac I'll have to buy 512

  • Which Mac and which macOS? Are you running Time Machine? If so, it could be local backups. – lhf Nov 16 '20 at 19:19
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    This post will most likely still be downvoted or even closed because you should: give much more detail about your system (as mentioned by @lhf), clarify what posts exactly you have read and most importantly tell us exactly what steps you have done so far. And it is hard to not mark this as a duplicate if you don't even specify what would be different from your question to others, if you basically tell us nothing. -1 – X_841 Nov 16 '20 at 19:23
  • @lhf Hi. No, I don't use Time Machine at all. Macbook Air 2015, the latest Big Sur – Andy Nov 17 '20 at 8:02
  • @X_841 I said that all other answers were - use DiskSweeper and CleanMyMac and it doesn't work. – Andy Nov 17 '20 at 8:04

Other == Miscellaneous.

It isn't a single category, it's everything left after the categorisable data has been accounted for. You will not find it all in one convenient pile in a corner of your drive, waiting patiently for you to consign it to the Trash.

I would still consider the answers to How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space? would be your best method to tackle this dilemma.

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