5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2011 3:29 PM by babowa
shob87patel Level 1 (0 points)

If you click on "about this mac" then click on "more info" then go to "storage". The hard drive has been broken down in different categories and there is a category called "other" what is it?. Its taking 18gb.

 

THanks

Shobhit


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), about this mac feature
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Hi, I have no such thing I thing as Storage or other, could it be the hidden Restore partition?

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  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    What OS version are you on? The new System Profiler (before getting to the window you show) looks like this:

     

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    For the OP:

     

    I'm pretty sure it's anything that does not fall into the other categories, such as documents, files, etc. For instance, my "other" contains a lot of GB, but that's because I have a folder that contains absolutely everything (financial, letters, the list goes on) and it is over 10 GB in size - hence my guess.

  • shob87patel Level 1 (0 points)

    did u upgrade it or did clean install. I did clean install and then I install some of the programs such as Libre office, little snitch, movist. The biggest program i installed is Libre office which is about 450mb.

  • shob87patel Level 1 (0 points)

    but like i said i dont know what is taking 18gb. abouthismac.png

  • babowa Level 7 (29,965 points)

    I upgraded. And I have a lot of applications which take up a lot of room such as Final Cut Express (about 10 GB), Aperture, etc.