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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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My physical disk has unaccessible free space

I tried double booting Asahi Linux to mess around with it, but regretted the partition size I choose. So, I tried changing it, but when I deleted the Volumes the free space left over does not show up ...
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ES Explorer is using over 50GB: how can I empty it without reinstalling it?

ES Explorer is using over 50GB on my iPhone 12 mini (~57.7GB): I don't see anything in ES Explorer: How can I empty it without reinstalling it?
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How many gigs does it take to spotlight index 550 gigs?

I had 450 gigs of free space on my laptop out of a total of 1000 when I asked the spotlight index to compile. After it was done I only had 218 gigs. Seems like a lot to me. Is this normal? I have a ...
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How to get notifications when apps are offloaded

Is it possible to configure iOS to notify me when it offloads an app? Or when it's low on space? I hit a couple surprises where things like widgets broke because they were offloaded. Ideally I'd be ...
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Mac High Sierra huge disk space usage discrepancy [duplicate]

Upgraded my macbook pro 2012 laptop from Mountain Lion to High Sierra recently. Now the 256G SSD continues to run out of space. DU shows 127G used. Yet Finder and System info show 255G used. I have ...
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iOS: space management like `ncdu`

Is there a way to see what files and directories are using the most space on iOS? iOS itself shows the storage used by each app, but no more finegrained than this. E.g., my video player app has ...
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Deleting APFS volume doesn't free up any space

I had a corrupt APFS volume (caused by bad SATA connection — has since been alleviated) of 150 GB reported by First Aid so I decided to create a new volume and reinstall macOS there. In the end of my ...
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On Monterey, how to have "/System/Volumes/Data" use more space than its 90 GB quota?

My "/System/Volumes/Data"'s container still have 34.3 GB free space +-- Container disk3 D4363BE0-2F5E-4275-8726-57B5EA22FF63 | ==================================================== | APFS ...
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Deleted files on external disc do not increase disc space

I have deleted view files on an external ssd disk Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, but disc space did not increased. It means that if disc space has for example 300 MB avaiable space and I am deleting file ...
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Estimate "true" APFS disk usage of folder without counting cloned files multiple times

I would like to compute how much "true" APFS disk space is used by a folder. This folder has many APFS "cloned" versions of the same files. A "true" count of the disk ...
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How much disk space is needed to let Xcode install the new iOS / visionPro simulators?

Got this error, though I have some more space 229 GB / 245 GB RegCannot copy the image because the disk is almost full Domain: com.apple.CoreSimulator.simdiskimaged.SimDiskImageError Code: 14
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How to reclaim disk space of merged HFS+ partition?

On an external USB disk formatted with HFS+, I had merged a 800GB partition with a 2TB one. Now, although disk utility shows the merged partition as 2.8TB, the Finder only reports 2TB of space: The ...
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diskutil list does not show (free space)

I had an issue with a partition that refused to be deleted. The drive is a 500 GB Samsung SSD with (previously) 2 partitions: Macintosh HD (apfs volume with macOS Catalina) -- 250 GB (disk0s1) ...
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Disk usage increased significantly after MacOS upgrade

My Mac has a 1TB drive. My disk usage was around 900GB. I used the GrandPerspective app to scan my drive to see what was taking up so much space. It helped me find a bunch of files to delete, which I ...
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Get purgeable space with diskutil CLI

With something like diskutil info /dev/disk1s1 among other things I can get my free space as follows: Container Free Space: 28.3 GB (28347076608 Bytes) (exactly 55365384 512-Byte-Units) The ...
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macOS Ventura 13.2 Differences between ~/Library/Containers/Mail/Data AND ~/Library/Mail

I've migrated my Mac probably from Tiger (maybe clean installed once in between), so the Mail folder structure is probably a bit messy. Nevertheless, I just got a new mac and migrated with Migration ...
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is it safe to delete adat files when clearing up space in Mac?

Adat files are taking a lot of space in my Mac hard disk. They are in "Other" folder. Apparently are an application file. I read that there are some application's files that are created when ...
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Folder sizes and disk usage do not add up

I needed to transfer the contents of a drive to a new drive and ran into an issue copying my Dropbox folder. I tried to copy this folder using rsync, but I found that it took 20 seconds between each ...
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Why does APFS claim my filesystem is full when I'm only using 100/250GB?

I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure out why my new machine (Mac mini M1 2020, Monterey 12.6) is supposedly running out of space. Running du/ncdu is showing only a total of 100 GB disk space ...
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System Information shows my Documents folder using a lot more GB that actual data size represented

Here is the screenshot of the System Information application showing my Documents folder. Documents folder summary is 32.8GB. However data inside is hardly 1GB. There are no other hidden folders. What ...
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Can't resize my original 500gb mac disk

I previously created a partition for Asahi Linux of 200gb or so, then I deleted it with the following command: diskutil eraseVolume free none disk0s5 Then, to resize the original disk to its 500gb I ...
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Show capacity of unplugged drive

I have a lot of stored drives into my physical desktop and since I’m only using them on my own computer, I want to be able to keep an eye on the space left even if they’re not plugged in. Do you guys ...
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wharf folder on mac

I was looking into the contents of my MacBookPros disk. While searching for big files I came across a folder called "wharf". It is located in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/...
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What exactly are "git pack objects"? Why are they so huge in the "homebrew-core" repo? We are talking about half a GB of metadata

I am a Homebrew user and have noticed very large files. It seems to have something to do with git, I searched with Brave Search for "Git pack format" but didn't understand exactly why they ...
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Available disk space slowly decreasing

My computer is a late 2011 MacBookPro with an original 128 SSD running MacOs 10.13.6. For some years now the total of the used disk space plus the available disk space has been slowly shrinking. In ...
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I have 1 TB disk but I'm only seeing 747 GB. How to recover the 253 GB missing?

I am not sure how to solve this. I used to have macOS Monterey on my iMac late 2015 and it was running a bit slow. So I removed it, formatted the drive and did a fresh install of macOS Mojave, which ...
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Why does even `rm` refuse to operate with insufficient disk space, and how do you *really* delete files in that situation?

I have macOS High Sierra - 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (17G14042) and my system is not behaving well due to the disk being full of data. I try to keep a few GB free on my Mac's HD but ...
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iCloud Drive files have 2x Size on Disk

All all of my files that I download locally from iCloud Drive using "Download now", show locally as having 2x a size on disk than the actual file size... Whether it's a photo or a large ...
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Easiest and safest way to clean the startup disk

My 2018 MacBook Pro has plenty of storage and memory. Recently it has grown remarkably slow, beyond frustratingly slow. Not a day or even an hour goes by without any given application, software, ...
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My Mac suddenly ran out of space

All of the sudden my 2013 iMac on Catalina ran out of space. Last time I checked (last week), I'd about 400GB of space on my 1TB hard drive. Now the computer starts really slow and then it says I've -...
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MacOs Diskutil cant resize APFS

How i can add free space to Container disk2 (disk0s4)?
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Docker prune - no disk space reclaimed

I'm not totally sure whether this is an Apple question or a Docker question, but I think it's mostly about Apple's file system reporting. I've been using Docker various times over the past months/...
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Error: -69743: The new size must be different than the existing size

I want to know how can I claim my free space to the container disk0s2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Diagnosing runaway system storage when OmniDiskSweeper fails

Every few days now, I clear 1-2 GB from my hard drive and still get this alert of low disk space on the desktop: Your disk is almost full. Save space by optimising storage And in the Terminal: Your ...
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What is the best Xcode version for C++ development

Currently I use Eclipse on my Mac to develop with plain C++. However, I've been getting quite a few problems with it, but held back bc of my low disk space. Recently, I've freed a lot of disk space ...
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Can't get rid of a disk partition on mac

I have a base model MacBook Pro with M1 and 256gib of storage. I tried macOS Ventura and it was fine, but I didn't like it much so I reverted to Monterey by adding a partition and installing it here. ...
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Recover "free space" on hard drive

How can I merge the free space on my MacBook with the rest of my hard drive? I tried to run Asahi then removed it
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Is there a way to alert on disk usage (or disk space left) prominently in iOS?

Is there a way to show disk usage (and disk space left) prominently in iOS by issuing alerts when threshold is met? I wish I could see my disk usage (and remaining disk space) like "10GB/256GB ...
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I just inherited an older, used Macbook Air and I'm cleaning it up for use. Why does HD only show 30 GB when it should be 121 GB? (See photo within.)

As the title mentions, I received an older (Early 2014 MacBook Air OS X Yosemite) from my daughter when she bought a new MacBook. I'm not very knowledgeable on Macs but I know some basics. The 'About ...
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Steam app data files using twice the expected disk space on Mac OS Monterey

My son wanted a game from steam, which said it required 40GiB disk space. Sure, done. Installed, but I noticed it was using 80GiB disk space, but didn't think much of it, until it decided to auto-...
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"Not enough space available to transfer" message from Time Machine while attempting to restore a backup

I am attempting to restore a backup with Time Machine for the first time. I use a Macbook air M1 2020 (its SSD is 512 GB), and an external SSD of 1 TB used only for Time Machine with this Macbook. I ...
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Can I safely delete files from /Library/Keychains

I'm having serious problems with disk space, after some investigation I discovered that ~400GB (not a mistake!) of my 1TB HDD is filled with files in /Library/Keychains. It's about 30k files of approx....
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Recover disk space after uninstalling virtualbox

I uninstalled Virtualbox from my MacBook with Big Sur, and deleted the virtual disk image it used. That was a 40G file, easily 4% of the whole drive. And it wasn't sparse; I often run out of disk ...
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LaCie 10TB external drive slows over time

I have a LaCie 10TB drive for storing photos and almost filled it completed. I notice Lightroom runs very slow and I suspect it there is an issue with the file structure. Does the file index table get ...
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MacBook Pro: large amount of disk space being used by the system [duplicate]

I'm a PC user who is helping a friend who has a Mac problem. He has a 2017 MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 10.13.6, 1 TB. The problem is that he only has about 2 GB disk space remaining. Using About This Mac &...
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MacBook Pro Big Sur Disk Space Not Properly Allocated

When I list my available Disk Space, I see that I should have around 466Gi available to me. However, only ~23Gi is actually available. df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ...
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How to reclaim free space for APFS after freeing it on Bootcamp?

I have a fairly old macbook (2016) with a 256Gb hard drive running Catalina 10.15.7 on which I've set up Bootcamp splitting the disk roughly in half at the time. Recently, I've decided to upgrade to ...
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Where are the swap files stored?

The swap files used to be stored at /var/vm but when I look there on Catalina, the only thing I find is a sleepimage of approximately 1 GB. Where is the swap stored? Want to know how much of the disk ...
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Usage: tmutil listlocalsnapshots <mount_point>

my Mac's system has 184GB. I believe that's for time machine's local snap shot. I tried to tmutil list localsnapshots, but Usage: tmutil listlocalsnapshots <mount_point> returned. I’m not clear ...
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Moving photo and music libraries to external disk to free up disk space on a Mac desktop

I'm using a 2011 iMac using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I'm running out of disk space and I want to find out how to transfer entire music and photo libraries to an external SSD, then delete everything on ...
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