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How to check HD space?

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atomicluck Calculating status...
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Feb 16, 2006 6:21 PM
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 (2,480 points)
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    Feb 16, 2006 6:29 PM (in response to atomicluck)
    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.
    Gigabit Ethernet G4 upgraded 1.2Ghz, 120GB HD, 10GB HD, 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.5), ibook G4 1.42Ghz, 80GB HD, 786 MB RAM, 1GB iPod Shuffle
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5 (4,045 points)
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    Feb 16, 2006 6:30 PM (in response to atomicluck)
    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,
    Jon
    G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz iBook, Macintosh 128K, eMate..., Mac OS X (10.4.3), Airport EX, Moto Razr, iLife '06, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..
  • ~JB~ Level 5 Level 5 (4,045 points)
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    Feb 20, 2006 10:43 PM (in response to atomicluck)
    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.

    Jon
    G4 1.33Ghz iBook, G4 iMac 1Ghz, G3 500Mhz iBook, Macintosh 128K, eMate..., Mac OS X (10.4.5), Airport EX, Moto Razr, iLife '06, SmartDisk 160Gb, Apple BT Mouse, Sight..

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