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MacOS Reclaim free space on Disk for APFS container after deleting APFS Container [duplicate]

I have an 8 TB disk in my Mac. I had 2 APFS containers on it (disk7 and disk8). After deleting APFS container disk8, I get this: The space that the deleted APFS container disk 8 used up is lost and ...
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Can I back up WhatsApp to iCloud completely? [duplicate]

I backed up my WhatsApp to iCloud but its not shown in the storage distribution on iCloud (only says 9.53 MB messages while its taking 11 gb from my iPhone storage) is there a way I can completely ...
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Can I delete files from my dyld folder?

I have a 13-inch Early 2015 MacBook Air (OS 11.2.5) with 128 GB, and I'm trying to clear some space for a game I want to install. So far, I've transferred my school assignment files into my external ...
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Google Drive for cloud backing up mac - and losing a lot of local storage space?

Just subscribed to the 2TB package of Google Drive to try to backup my Mac "continuously". However, within hours the 80GB+ of space I have on my Mac has now decreased to 20GB, and I am ...
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iCloud still full after deleting lots of messages

My iCloud was full, mostly due to messages. So, I deleted the biggest message files, reducing the space down to 1.78GB. However, it still says my iCloud is full - on my phone, laptop and on icloud....
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Is it possible to preview the .go file? [duplicate]

In my mac, if there is a xxx.txt file, I can use Space key to perview it. but if there is other expanded-name, such as xxx.go, xxx.mod, this way is not work. so, is there any other way to preview the ...
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Why is my disk space shrinking?

I've just got a second hand MacBook from my dad which is a 2017 version with 250GB storage. I've factory reset it so theoretically it should be a completely blank slate, but for some reason I'm losing ...
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Deleting my mail in Mac, but space is not cleared

Today, I deleted alot of files in Mac Mail but it did not clear any space on my HD. It keeps saying Mail is using 5.36 GB, no matter how much I delete and empty my trash. I have rebooted several times....
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Is the 2.05x iCloud free space BESIDES the space already taken by WhatsApp backup?

Is that correct? what the hell, I just want to know if any of you is an expert on this matter: The title implies NO ONE can backup any WhatsApp backup larger than 1.64Gb more than once on a 5Gb free ...
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MacOS Catalina - Deleting files isn't freeing up needed space

So I've just installed .1 version of Catalina, and saw that I only had about 50 GB left. So, I've deleted some useless big files and moved some to my external HDD. But, the disk space wasn't freeing ...
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Is there a floating-ruler app for macOS?

I’m working with a notation software and I would need to space certain graphical elements evenly within a predetermined space (e.g.: I set a 5cm space and I have 5 elements, they need to be precisely ...
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Pictures are stored but not displayed in Camera Roll

Well, I've been running low space for a long time and this led to a sudden disappearing of old photos (actually 5000 of them - the oldest ones) in camera roll. I don't know how how that worked - maybe ...
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Do apps running on iOS 10 take up more storage space than on iOS 12?

On my iPhone 6s Plus running iOS 10, the Clash Royale game app takes up 800 MB of space, but on my iPad mini 2 running iOS 12, it takes up only 190 MB. The Clash Royale account on my iPhone is the ...
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iMac retrieve old linux partition after dual boot removal

On my iMac I installed a dual boot with Linux Mint. However, I realized that the videos were freezing some times, so I deleted the Linux partition. Now, the Mac is working normally, but instead of ...
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FSD files - can I delete them?

These seem to take up loads of space. Can I safely delete them or will it cause problems?
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Missing space after deleting bootcamp partition

My mac storage has decreased to just 75gb after I deleted Bootcamp. I need to recover this space (45.7gb) and return the computer to the rightful 120gb any help would be much appreciated.
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Heavy download folder, but its empty

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) running High Sierra 10.13.6: I'm trying to make space on my mac, and I found out that my download folder is 30GB heavy but there is nothing in it... What can I do?
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Can I add a “space” to my Dock to separate apps into groups?

I have a 27" iMac running High Sierra. I also have a Windows 10 virtual machine. I have a number of Windows apps running throughout the day and they appear in my Mac’s dock, even when I’m in High ...
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How much space do audio recordings made by the stock audio recorder on iOS use per minute?

My boss is going to make a very long audio recording using the stock audio recording app on an iPhone. I am worried that she might run out of space on her phone, especially if the app records in HQ. ...
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df -h command in Terminal shows wrong amount of disk space

I recently ran df -h on my Mac using Terminal. I was surprised to find that it shows my internal volume can store 112 GB, but it can actually store 120 GB. So I can't understand why this happens and ...
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Unknown used space on hard drive

There's an unknown space that is used on my hard drive. I've already use DaisyDisk and OmniDiskSweeper but both haven't detected anything.
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Delete Bootcamp Partition and recover Disk Full Space

I have a problem with my Bootcamp partition. I decided to delete it because I don't use Windows anymore. I went through Bootcamp Assistant, tried to uninstall Windows but didn't work that way. So I ...
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9,93 GB of 5 GB iCloud storage taken up by Docs - how to find an delete them?

How is that possible? How can I locate these files and remove them? I cannot locate them neither through the iOS Settings nor at https://www.icloud.com/. All I am using iCloud for is creating a ...
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Folder with nothing in it is still using up space

I have a folder with absolutely nothing in it. Zero. I made sure there was no hidden files in it, by typing "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES." into my terminal. There is ...
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How to delete photos from MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air and run out of space so want to remove all my photos. I have deleted all of them by going into photo and also searching for jpg but it still says I have 32 GB of photos but I can'...
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Does iOS iCloud Drive Files get deleted from the device to free space?

I'm using Just Press Record on iOS 10.11.1. Since it records audio and keeps a synchronized transcription of the recordings, I'd like to keep all my recordings there. The app keeps the files in its ...
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deleted photos still take up storage

I have deleted all my pics including from recently deleted and i have 45GB in icloud but still my photos are taking up a lot of space even though there is nothing in the photo album. Please help ...
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I updated to 10.11.4 (15E65) and now I suddenly have 100 more GBs of space free?

What could be the cause of this? The only thing I can think of would be mobile Time Machine backups, but I have no idea.
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my iPhone 6, 16gb is almost full because of the “other” space, how can I get rid of it?

Around 5gb is what my other space is taking up on my iPhone 6. I see this in iTunes when I hook my phone up to the computer. So I can't install more apps and I want to. How can I mend this, how can I ...
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What is com.apple.bird? Why does it grow so big?

When trying to clean up their hard disk, some users discover ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.bird is pretty big, sometimes in the order of many gigabytes. What is it?
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Can't take photos but space available!

My phone says I have 494gb available (I just spent $9.99 for cloud space!) but I'm not able to take any photos!! What do I do?
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How can I find out what is taking up space on my hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a tiny hard drive - 128 GB. I am not that technical. I see that other files under storage is taking up say 40 GB of space. My boyfriend got me a WD NAS hard drive and I was able to move my ...
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Is there a disk space analyzer that lets you save the disk image?

I've seen there are a number of different applications for OSX that lets you visualize disk space and browse the category tree as an index - JDiskReport, DaisyDisk, Disk Inventory X, etc. I would like ...
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My iPad camera roll says it is using 7.5 gb after all pics have been deleted for weeks

Please help me. I have deleted apps and photos to get memory on my iPad, and it still says I have 0gb left. It has been a couple of weeks. All photos have been deleted from the 'recently deleted' ...
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How to enter a non-breaking space on iOS?

On a Mac, entering a non-breaking space is very easy. On my iPad with iOS 7 installed, I want to enter a non-breaking space. But I find no way. I have tried the mic on the keyboard. It gives me this : ...
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My iPhone 4S says no storage available even though there should be space available

The first time I got the message, I was willing to believe I just needed to free up some space, so I uploaded all my photos and cleared them off of my phone and deleted a few apps I no longer use, ...
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250GB of hidden space on macbook pro 13"

I have 250 GB of hidden space which I cannot track down. I've tried deleting it on Daisy Disk as an admin but I couldn't delete it. I don't know why it's happening but all I remember is using rEFIt ...
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OS X dialogs: Can I use 'Enter' to invoke the *currently selected* button instead of the default one?

In an OS X dialog, there a way to make 'Enter/Return' invoke the currently selected button instead of the default one (and, if possible, make 'Space' invoke the default button instead). That is, can I ...
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Difference between du and Finder file sizes

I was having a look at the size of libBLAS.dylib at some location in my Mac and du showed it's file size as 572K while the allocated file size (showed by Finder) was 1.4MB. I've read that the lack of ...
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AppleScript: Open a new window in current space without switching to active window in another space

I want to have an application open a new window in the current space without switching to a space in which a window is already open, but I want to keep the When switching to an application, switch ...
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How much free space do I need to install an app update?

For very large apps, such a GPS apps, the app store will decline updating an app if you don't have enough free space. How much free space is needed? For instance, I have a GPS navigation app that is ...
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Pages: can I style space before a set of characters?

I wish to add space before a span of characters: As an afterthought, I may realize this isn't a job for Character Styles, since those operate on single characters, not spans/groups of characters. ...
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how do I turn free space into a useable partition?

I have read a few answers to this sort of question already, but don't know how to do it. I had some problems with my partitioning, it seems the operating system has been somehow installed on bootcamp, ...
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Disk space disappeared, what happened?

So yesterday I had to jump through some hoops getting Xcode set up, in the end I had to install it once, uninstall it and then install a different version. At the start I had ~78GB free. After the ...
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How can I switch to Space 1 with the mouse?

What can I do to be able to switch to space 1 easily with my mouse only ? I touch about an Exposé corner but there is a limited list of actions possible... I though about the 3rd mouse button but ...