4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2006 10:43 PM by ~JB~
atomicluck Level 1 Level 1
I'm down to less than 4GB of my 40GB hard drive. Is there any way to check iBook to see where all my space is going? Is there one single place that would show that say pictures is 4.5 GB, iTunes is 4GB etc. How can I find out what amount of HD space each section of the system is taking?

I recently upgraded to Tiger and then added iLife06 yesterday. Those 2 literally ate HD. I'm getting an external drive, but how can you monitor where that HD space is going?

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 1.07GHz | L2 Cache:512 KB | RAM-768MB| Airport Express
  • PB PM Level 4 Level 4
    There is a way, its is easy, but could take time. Click on files or programs, then file (or right click if you have a two button mouse) and choose get info.
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5
    Hi Atomicluck,

    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    I suggest downloading WhatSize.

    If you choose to delete something via WhatSize, be careful! WhatSize shows "invisible" files that on would not normally. Messing with these files can cause complications with your system software.

    I hope that helps,
  • atomicluck Level 1 Level 1
    Hey YVR ...

    I know what you mean about checking info that way. Problem is that all those don't add up to what is being used. It tells me I have 5.78GB left of a 37.14GB HD. However, when I add up all the items say on the left side of my finder (pictures, desktop, account name, music, etc...) I get only a little under 30GB. So where is the other 7GB? It's like there is used space somewhere that I can't find. It tells me that the info under my account name is using 6.83GB. How can my account use that much space?

  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5
    Can you please let us know which responses helped the most or solved your thread. The reason is so one can use this post as future reference. I noticed that you marked this thread as solved, can you let us know what helped. You can also award points to the users that helped (two) and the one that (solved). This is not that important, but it shows the quality of answers by the number of points one user has (when levels are put back. They are based on the number of points from being awarded helpful or solved). As I said, the points don't matter that much, it is know which post helped that does.