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Mystery files clogging up my boot drive!

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s_w_i_t_t_e_r_s Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 8, 2013 2:48 PM

I just got a message that my startup disk is nearly full. That was a surprise. When I did a "get info" on the four folders on the drive, Applications, Users, System and Library, the amount of space used adds up to about 75 GB. But when I do a "get info" on the boot drive that houses those folders, it says 115 GB are used. The boot drive is a 120 GB Mercury Elite, and I store the majority of my pictures, data and music on another internal drive.

 

How do I figure out where these "mystery files" are that are clogging up my boot drive?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 24 GB RAM, SSD boot drive
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