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the amount of space on a computer storage device, such as a hard disk, SSD, or USB flash drive

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Daisydisk reports more than 40GB “still hidden” space on macOS Catalina

On my Mac running macOS Catalina, I noticed there were much less and less free space during past several weeks in which I had done little file additions or software installations. Scanning with ...
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Can't remove a hidden bootcamp partition [duplicate]

I had a bootcamp partition that I'd wanted to remove. It seemed like it'd been removed using bootcamp, but it is still taking up a big chunk of space in the System storage, and now I can't find it to ...
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Can I safely remove these MOV files from the OSX SSD?

It is my 'Macintosh HD Info': However from time to time I get this 'There is not enough disk space available to install the product.'. So I really want to free up some space. I also use the '...
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BootCamp The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned even if it does

So, I'm trying to install windows 10 through bootcamp and I have this problem: when I check for free space I see this: Even if I free a couple of more gb the error remains the same. I turned of Time ...
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What is the difference between this disks (0 and 1) on my Mac?

I want to know how does my Mac use this disks. What is the difference between this disks (0 and 1) on my Mac? And what is the difference between internal and synthesized? I would be appreciated if ...
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Other Volumes issue after a crash/reinstall… Is there any way to recover the data in the Other Volumes?

I had my mac crash last month, and I did a reinstall... But I guess I didn't delete the old volumes first. Now I have most of my internal drive is "Other Volumes". 1) Is there any way to access that ...
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Users Library folder much larger than contents [duplicate]

There are a number of similar questions about folders being larger than contents, however, from what I've seen the most common suggestion is to check the Library folder, which may be hidden. In my ...
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What is a good replacement for the 'df' command that is broken on macOS Mojave?

The 'df' has been my tool of choice to investigate how much free space I have on my disk. But with APFS, TimeMachine local snapshots and all that, it has become unreliable. I.e. after removing a lot ...
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How to safely remove unused Xcode .pkg files from /private/var on Catalina?

EDIT: I have solved the problem (the main cause of it, at least). The issue seemed to stem from rouge XCode installation files that were cached in private/var/folders/gh/... during several failed ...
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How to deduplicate iMovie files in “Original Media”?

With each project, iMovie imports videos, images, and audio into an iMovie Library.imovielibrary. I want my originals in a separate folder, along with other originals that I didn't import into iMovie ...
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Is there a way to run Clusters App (transparent disk compression) on a modern MacBook?

In the past I've been using: http://clustersapp.com/ I'm on 10.14 Mojave and probably soon on Catalina. Just wondering if you know how to allow this program to run again? In the toolbar menu it's ...
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How can I free up space to reinstall macOS (Catalina)?

Ok, I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I wanted to install the latest macOS 10.15.1 update today and was initially told that I needed to “free up more space”, since the upgrade expects about 19 GB of free ...
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More than 120 GB Hidden space in Mojave

My mac is eating up all free space and I have no clue where it's coming from. I have used tools like DaisyDisk or OmniDiskSweeper to find any folder/files which might be taking this space, but there ...
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df result obviously wrong

I just deleted a large (50 Gb) file and have emptied the recycle bin but df -h still reports my disk as only having 31Gi available. As the result from df is effectively instantaneous it must be using ...
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Snapshot hell? Unable to free space on macOS Catalina

Like many others I am unable to clear up space after deleting files. I tried clearing snapshots: # tmutil listlocalsnapshots / Snapshots for volume group containing disk /: # tmutil ...
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Large amount of disk used by “System”. Time machine not to blame. What's taking up so much space?

So, I found a number of threads related to System files on Macs taking up to much space, and it seems for most people they are related to Time Machine snap shots. However, when I run sudo tmutil ...
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How much space do I need to make a bootable Catalina volume on my Mojave Mac?

I'm thinking of installing Catalina on a Volume to test and wondered how much space this new OS will take up on my Mac. I'm planning on using APFS Volume so both my main Macintosh HD and User data ...
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Cannot partition my Disk: Free space in disk utility much smaller than actual free space

MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Processor: 2.8 GHt Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB I want to partition my Disk because I want to try to install Linux-Ubuntu. For this I'm following this tutorial. In Disk utility I ...
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APFS encrypted volume, how to get actual free disk space

I have a APFS volume running macOS Mojava. When I right click on the volume and click Get Info it shows: Which in iteslf is confusing because available says 73.99 GB, but used shows all the disk is ...
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macOS Mojave - The great disappearing disk space mystery [duplicate]

I have a 512GB SSD in my Mac. When cleanly installed from a TimeMachine backup, it shows as being about 120GB. Over time, the disk usage steadily increases. Today About My Mac Storage shows just 44GB ...
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Disk usage: How to only show max depth folders?

I want to use the du command so I can find the folders on my system that are bigger than a certain size. The problem with du are the results I get. For example, I get all theses folders as results: ...
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Disk utility free space doesn't match Apple > About this Mac > Storage [duplicate]

There's a difference of almost 6.14GB regarding how much free space both methods report. What's going on here? How much free space I actually have? (The mounted image is very small, non worries ...
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What else except media and apps is using space on the Apple Watch?

Something unknown is using most of the space on my Apple Watch: The listed apps/media account for at most 1GB, yet more than 3.5 are “in use”. What could it be and how can I reclaim some space?
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How do I clear disk space on Mac OS Catalina?

diskutil shows Container Total Space: 250.1 GB (250135076864 Bytes) (exactly 488545072 512-Byte-Units) Container Free Space: 10.1 GB (10112528384 Bytes) (exactly 19751032 512-Byte-Units) ...
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Fresh install of macOS takes up too much space

I recently downloaded the macOS Catalina beta. However, it messed up a lot of my daily apps, so I decided to downgrade back to macOS Mojave. I did the following: Backed up everything Shut down Mac ...
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161gb not appearing on diskutil after deleting second OSX partition

I deleted my second OSX partition and I'm missing 161gb of space. It's not appearing on diskutil or Disk Utility. I have to keep the Untitled2 partition because it stores files I need. diskutil list ...
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How can I prevent files emptied out of the Trash from accumulating in “purgeable space”?

I'm having the same problem as the person who asked this question: I cleared a bunch of files out of my Trash and instead of getting free space on the volume, I got 30 gigs of "purgeable space". ...
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Disk space critically low [duplicate]

I got this: Disk space critically low along with some other text saying that old terminal [something] would be deleted if needed to clear up space. What is this and how can I resolve this issue? ...
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iCloud Drive or music creation (or both?)

So I'm trying to clean my Macbook Pro in order to have more storage, but this whole iCloud Drive thing is very confusing. Out of my total 121GB, 47GB are iCloud Drive and 22GB are music creation. My ...
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Move Photos and Videos from an iPhone 4 to PC

I have an iPhone 4 that does not update anymore, works deadly slow, and has zero free space on it. For some reason (subject for another question), I has to use it and, to make using it more ...
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Bootcamp not enough space [duplicate]

I am trying to install Windows using bootcamp in my Mac (Mojave 10.14.3). However, bootcamp tells me that I do not have enough disk space while in fact I have. I haven't got any local snapshots. In ...
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Can't resize APFS container

On a 120GB SSD hard drive in a MacBook only 68.68GB are available. The missing 51.32GB are not even shown as a free space. Here is what the output of Disk Utility looks like: As you can see on the ...
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A lot of mysterious executable files inside /Users/Shared

Recently I've noticed that a lot of mysterious .tar.gz and executable files have spawned inside my Shared folder, and by a lot I mean 466 total. /Users/Shared $ ls | wc -l 466 I'm the only user ...
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How do you silence Mojave “Your Disk is almost full” notification? [duplicate]

This question is over 2 years old and doesn't work with the newest version of MacOS (10.14.2). I've tried clearing cache space, and I have almost 5GB free but it still feels the need to notify me ...
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How can I customize iCloud's “Optimize Mac Storage” function?

iCloud has the ability to offload files from my laptop, which is useful when I am running low on space, as shown below In my case, I just installed Syncfusion's demos, and my files appear to be ...
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Rebuilding old HDD

My mac is turning 5 years now, it runs already long on SDD and old HDD is in an optibay. But HDD is a stock one and is turning 5 years as well. It's working ok, but tests with Disk warrior, Tech Tool ...
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How to silence “Your disk is almost full” notification on MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75)

I'm getting this message every 2 min and it really drives me crazy!!! I already tried following things that were suggested here. It still pops-up every 2 min. Some outputs of my machine: $ defaults ...
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Silencing “Your disk is almost full” notification

Since none of the solutions found here Silencing "Your disk is almost full" notification worked for me on Mojave, I simply disabled the deamon. sudo mv /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/...
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Emptying trash interrupted due to low disk space, resulting in “snapshot meta data tree is invalid”

I was silly enough to set a bunch of video encodes running and leave my computer resulting in it running out of disk space. On return to discover it I tried to empty the trash which would have solved ...
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How to remove purgeable spaze in Mojave [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with my mac (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)). I freed some spaces by deleting some folders but when I analyse mac HD I get the following: Available: 79.29 GB (44.52 ...
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Deleted everything from MacBook but storage space is still half full

I recently ran out of space on my MacBook Air. I moved all my Mac data to an external hard drive, created a new user administrator and deleted the old one in order to erase everything without loosing ...
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How can I find the files being used by System? (where is my disk space going?)

If I go to About This Mac and click on the Storage tab, it tells me that I have 500 GB of Flash Storage and that 15.49 GB of 399.57 GB is free. It will also tell me that 226 GB is for System, 130 GB ...
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Freeing up space on external hard drive after deleting time machine backups?

I had a external hard drive in use for Time machine, but now use a different one, so wanted to free up the space. I removed the HD from the Time machine backup drives, then deleted the Backups....
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macOS equivalent to the Windows “Compress file/folder content on disk to save space” option

Windows has a useful feature where files can be transparently compressed/decompressed on the fly. This is activated by right-clicking on a File, directory or Disk, selecting Properties and then ...
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Install program on external HDD with Mac Book Pro [duplicate]

I'new in the Machintosh world. I'am running out of space on my Mac, so i try to install Epic Games and Fortnite on external HDD. Is it possible? How can I do? Thanks
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Bootcamp Not enough space but nothing helps!

So, I have kind of the same problem as some other people on here, but then different. I also want to install windows on my Mac. I also get the problem where it says I do not have the required 40 GB of ...
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“No space left on device” despite 70GB free; can't create any files larger than 8.0MiB on iPad

iPad Pro 9.7" (1st gen) 256GB, iOS 10.2.1. Problem #1: I can't create files larger than 2-8MB (it varies upon reboot). This renders the iPad virtually unusuable. Many apps won't launch, apps won't ...
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Huge system file size CloudDocs

Im on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) running 10.13.5 (Latest High Sierra ) Here is a screenshot of my storage tab : As you can see the system takes quite a lot of space. After using an app called ...
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Deleting Mail.app downloaded attachments manually properly

I am helping a friend clear up hard disk space. In order to find the biggest space takers, I used a filesystem exploration utility. To my surprise, I found that nearly 100 GB of the internal hard disk ...