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  • Ashandj2011 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok heres one for the masses: I have 237 GB taken up by other! I am a YouTuber and do daily vlogs so theres a lot of data that moves through this computer however I have pretty much nothing on my HD. Literally nothing in backups (I deleted everything via omnidisk sweeper- probably a terrible mistake), about 3 GB in Pictures, 2 GB in documents, 4 GB in apps and 8 GB in video (although I dont know how thats possible because I have moved all my vlogs to my hard drive and deleted everything in imovie and fcpx libraries). The rest is taken up by other and I cant fit one more thing (not even a measly little jpeg) on this computer.  I pray to God that someone here has an answer. I don't really have the time nor willpower to head into the 'genuis' bar today...

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Post a screenshot of the hghest GB items you see wih Omnidisk sweeper

  • kato630 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 12.02.13 AM.pngHelp! 93gb are under the file of "core". And I have no idea why my storage increases DAILY. I just cleared up about 4gb by deleting a movie;then all of a sudden 2gb of the 4 gb I cleared up was gone!This has been happening for a week and I am extremely frustrated because eventually all the space will be occupied by "others" and I will have nothing left in my mac!

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    /cores is where an App "dumps" it's core on a crash (see: http://krypted.com/mac-security/core-dumps-in-mac-os-x/.)

     

    Although it is possible to disable the core dumps, try to determine what App is causing the dumps.  Check the Crash Log in Console (Applications/Utilities)

     

    You can safely delete all the files in /cores. 

  • kato630 Level 1 (0 points)

    So it is safe to delete everything in core and my computer wont crash?

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Yes, as I said: You can safely delete all the files in /cores.

    (Leave the directory /cores, just delete all the files in there).

    But, if they keep coming back, you'll need to find out which on of your Apps is creating the dumps.

  • kato630 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see.Thank you very much for your help Tony!I freed out about 90 gb from there!

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Keep an eye on the cores directory

    You can see it in Finder by: ⇧⌘G, then enter: /cores  (you can also delete from here)

    If files keep coming back, you'll have to find out what App is causing the probem

  • schwoosh Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 406 GB of 'other' on my 500 GB hard drive! And I have no idea what it is so I don't know what to do to increase my storage...I just bought a 4 TB external drive to store my photos and videos (totalling about 400 GB) to free up the drive on my computer and it is nearly full again with 'other'. Any suggestions as to how to determine what is under the 'other' category? I can't imagine that files under 'other' are files I need?

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    ->About This Mac->[More Info...]->[Storage] and post a screenshot:

     

         Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 8.42.56 PM.png

     

    You can also download OmniDiskSweeper to see what files are taking up so much space.

  • schwoosh Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded OmniDiskSweeper as recommended in earlier discussions but this app requires OSX 10.8 or later and I have OSX 10.7.5. Any other suggestions?

     

    Thanks!

  • Tony T1 Level 6 (8,975 points)

    Use http://www.whatsizemac.com (they have a free trial version)

  • Jakew1010 Level 1 (0 points)

    CLEAR YOUR TRASH!!!!!!!

    I have had my mac for half a year and other was taking up 200 gig on my mac. So I tryed clearing my trash and there goes 150 gig back just like that

     

    Hope that helps

     

    Jake

  • Jakew1010 Level 1 (0 points)

    TRY CLEARING YOUR TRASH

  • schwoosh Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I did clear my trash and that helped tremendously...went from 406 GB of "other" down to about 65 GB...and it took 2 days to clear my trash..over 250,000 items! I would still like to know what other storage items are categorized under "other" because it still is 65 GB after emptying trash.

     

    Thanks Jake.

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