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Trying to find the culprit taking up space on Catalina HD [duplicate]

I am at a loss of how to clear up system files manually on a 2017 MBP. Upon running du -h -d 1 I get; Now the private folder is way too big and I am cautious to clear that out. I know I could clear ...
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How to free up storage taken by the “On My iPad” app?

I have a 6th generation iPad, iPadOS 13.5 I have used an app called "On My iPad" that came preinstalled to this iPad to copy files to this iPad (like PDFs, movies, etc.). Eventually, I deleted all ...
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Applescript to Unmount Volumes Matching a Pattern

I have several backup offline and bootable backup volumes on a disk , and I would like to unmount all of them at startup. They all start with the name "Backup" I've found the following Applescript ...
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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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Photos not synching, macOS 'optimize storage' not working, and 175GB of photos downloaded for no reason

Suddenly, my Mac stopped synching my photos: I have tons of free space on iCloud, and optimize storage is turned on: There's no way that photos should take up 170 GB of space when there's only 250 ...
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Mac OS available storage rapidly changing, shrinking [duplicate]

I’ve been having an issue where the available storage on my disk lowers by up to several gb in a couple days, or fluctuates seemingly at random. On the latest version of Catalina, and so far I’ve ...
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Remove attachments from sent messages

I've got an older Macbook with a 256 GB HDD drive, running 10.12.6 (Sierra), with Mail 10.3. It looks like a huge amount of storage (roughly 56 GB worth!) is being taken up by old Mail attachments — ...
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Using iCloud to migrate to a new Mac, and discrepancies in storage totals

I currently have three Macs: 2019 5K iMac Early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro Early 2015 12" MacBook (The tiny one) In preparation for selling the old laptops to get a new MacBook Pro, I've been updating ...
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Where does apple store interrupted update files?

I started download of Xcode after cleaning out a lot of space on my MacBook(Guess you all know how frustrating it is to download Xcode without getting a 'Not enough space available' message). After ...
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Other data taking up to much space on mac, can't figure out what this other data is

I found out my company's dropbox was syncing everything to my mac, I had selective sync on but somehow this changed. I then uninstalled dropbox to stop this syncing as choosing selective sync didn't ...
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Storage upgrade in MBP 13" Retina Mid 2014

I have MBP 13" Retina Mid 2014 with 256 GB of storage. I would like to upgrade it to 512 GB or even 1 TB. What kind of hardware do I need to buy? Is it still manufactured or do I need to hunt on ...
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Where is a video stored after it is deleted from my iPhone?

If I take a 60 second video and send it to someone via SMS/iMessage and then delete the video from my Photo Library, where is the data stored? Is it still stored on my iCloud, the iCloud of the ...
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How to resolve “Do you want to allow” <site.x> to use up to 1.4 GB of storage on your Mac?

I am using Safari on a Mac and I imagine that the problem is a combination of the two. The exact website I see it for is https://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com, but I understand this can happen with ...
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My PC has over 200 GB of free storage but iTunes won't back up my iPhone with 64 GB

I have an iPhone 6s with 64 GB of storage, all of which is used. I'm using iTunes version 12.10.6.2 on a Window 10 laptop. When I try to back up my iPhone using iTunes, I get the message "iTunes could ...
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How can I view or clear 'other' storage on iPhone 6s?

I have an iPhone 6s with 64 GB of storage and currently over 28 GB are taken up by the 'other' category. I already tried clearing my safari cache, deleting email and message attachments, offloading ...
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Why does my Photos library differ in size looking  >Info about this Mac->Storage vs in the “Get Info” of Photos Library?

I added photos of my iPhone to the library. The correct size is 26,84 GB. Then I added other photos located in an external hard disk and in the preferences of the Photo app I deselected "Copy ...
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iPhone storage totals fail to account for missing 7.5GB - what's using this space?

I have a 128GB iPhone. When I go to Settings > Storage > Storage (section) > Manage Storage, it tells me 106.69GB is used and 15.05GB is free. That totals 121.74GB. (Yes, I understand the total will ...
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Is it safe to remove .docker folder? What is it actually?

I'm on a mission to free up HD space and I used Disk Inventory X to help find folders & files which are taking up the most space. All is good and well until I saw this particular folder which I am ...
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Is it ok to delete iOS Files from my macbook pro?

I have in my MacBook pro a folder called MyName iPhone. Which is taking up about 21gb of space. It seems like a backup of the phone. It says last accessed: 2 years ago which happens to be when I go ...
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AddressBook taking 62 GB space by images

For whatever reason, AddressBook is taking up 62gb of space on my limited availability system of a Macbook Pro running Mojave. This is what the daisy disk looks like. How can I fix this and why is ...
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trying to delete an app found in 'system information' but it wont delete

I'm trying to free up some space. From the apple icon in the top left corner I went into 'about this mac'. from there I went to storage, and then clicked 'manage'. In the applications part the app at ...
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how to delete the apps all data?

I have an app that give you points if you share your link and someone download it so I send the link to my sister to download it but I didn't get any point then I found out that my sister has ...
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Start/stop external hard drive? [duplicate]

I need to start/stop an external hard drive (USB) from a shell or python script. Actually the external hard drive automatically stops when ejected. So, is it possible to programmatically eject / start ...
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Can I fusion an external Hard Drive with the integrated hard drive on a macbook?

I'm a newbie here and i'm trying to save as much space on my hard disk as possible. I purchased an external hard drive and I was wondering if I can fusion it somehow with the internal disk on my ...
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How could I delete DCIM sub folders in iphone

I am using my windows laptop to move my photos from my iphone. After I moved all of the folders named 100APPLE to 104APPLE, I want to delete those folders in my iphone storage under DCIM folder. But ...
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Clear “Other” data on iPhone

I know very similar questions have been asked on Stack Overflow. Yet, 8/9 years and a couple of iOS updates later, I am wondering if there is any new solution to this problem. I currently have 14....
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My iPhone storage only has 16gb but i buy 50gb iCloud storage [closed]

Is there any way that i could store stuff on the iCloud and not have it stored on the phone storage? Coz i feel like i bought the iCloud storage for nothing because the stuff i could put in the iCloud ...
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Mac doesn't show right information in Storage

For some reason my Mac doesn't show a space taken by iCloud. I have 0.8 of 5.0 gb available on it, but it doesn't show a blue section. I used to have it. What can I do to return it?
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Boot Partition doesn't have the correct storage space

So my SSD has 500 GB of storage I have only one Partition (the Macintosh HD Partition) but it only has ~100 GB storage space. Is there any way I can get my total ~500 GB of storage on my partition? ...
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Having more iCloud space than actual disk space (on macOS)?

I'm thinking of buying a 128GB MacBook Air. I currently have 200GB on iCloud. Is it possible to use the 200GB on my Mac via the "Optimize Storage" option ? Let me give you an example: having 200GB ...
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How much storage does iOS 12 require?

I have a iPad air 1st gen 16GB (model A1474). I want to install iOS 12 on it, but I am not sure if 16GB is sufficient storage. Right now I have iOS 9.3.5, and I can't see how much does the iOS ...
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141gb System size, is there any way to find where all that clutter is coming from? [duplicate]

I recently checked my system to clean out a few items and noticed my system files are taking an insanely large amount of my storage. This feels quite unnatural, is there a away to find what might be ...
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What does Mac consider to be “photos” in storage?

Like, is it the files you see when you open the Photos.app, or does it include all images (e.g., jpgs)? Asking because my Photos shows 7GB and my photos.app is literally empty
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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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Disk is almost full after restoring to factory defaults

After restoring my Macbook pro 2016 (MacOS Catalina 10.15.2) to factory setting, it told me that my disk is almost full, but that is highly unlikely, as I have just restored it ! Here is diskutil ...
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Kernel Panic, especially at boot or sleeping mode: Thread “x” crashed. CPU issue?

I encounter some problems with my MBP late 2016. I thought it was from SSD, I have ejected it (now running on external one) I thought it was from RAM, I have run memtest86, the result was OK I have ...
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Different free storage space reported in the Files app and in Settings → iPad Storage

The reported value looks off by ~38 GB Settings → General → iPad Storage: Files → On My iPad: I'm trying to Airdrop a 9 GB file to this iPad and it fails, this could be why. Smaller files (~1,5 GB) ...
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“Other” taking up over HALF of my storage space

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 ...
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Application file on Macbook will not show up in Finder and is not able to be deleted from computer

One file on my computer "Total War: Rome II Emperor edition" is not able to be deleted from the system. When trying to delete it from the manage storage window panel, there is no way to do it. When I ...
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Deleting files and empty trash does not increase free space

I have a MacBook Air running macOS Catalina 10.15, upgraded from an older version. There's only a few 10s of megabytes free on the disk, but deleting files and emptying the trash doesn't change the ...
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iPhone Restore process

Have taken the back up of iphone to replace the battery of phone. After replacing battery, need to restore the phone back. The iPhone back is stored at default location. iPhone backup size is 114 GB....
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How do I Eject USB Storage in iPadOS 13

I happily saw that I can use external USB storage with my iPad Pro (2018 3rd Gen) using iPadOS 13 either directly from a drive with USB-C or a Flash Drive using the Apple USB-C-to-USB adapter. So far ...
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Documents show have 4GB but there is no file in it

As you can see below this image, the Documents shows that it have 4.11GB but on the right side, it have nothing. What should I do now? Is it the file gone or the file went to somewhere else?
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/private/var/folders not getting empty after reboot on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

/private/var/folders is not getting empty after reboot. The folder is 200 GB! I tried safe mode too and it didn't change. How can I thin out the folder(s)?
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How to claim free disk space in APFS after deletion of huge amount of files? [duplicate]

Given: Macbook pro 13 Inch with MacOS 10.15.1 (Catalina), 500 GB SSD built in. Hard drive had 34 GB of free disk space according to diskutil and df -h. Wanted: Reclaim free disk space. What I did: ...
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What are Finder Smart Folders? [closed]

What are smart folders in the macOS Finder? What can they do, and how do you use them?
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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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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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External storage not detected on macbook air 2015

So I have a MacBook Air late 2015 that I recently got from a friend, but neither of the usb ports work for usb storage nor does the sd card slot work. However whatever I connect does show up in the ...
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How to completely clear Instagram from iPhone?

I'm having an issue where I'm not able to promote posts on the Instagram app. I was told by Facebook support to delete the app but when I reinstall Instagram after deleting it, all my data and account ...

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