4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2012 8:37 PM by MadisonP
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I'm running out of space on my Macbook HD.

I'm trying to manage my storage space, and found out I have only 10 GB left.

The storage diagram shows that about 80 GB are used up by music, photos and videos, and another 30 GB reads as "other".

Opening all folders under the only user on the computer (applications, photos, music etc.) adds up to these 80 GB of mainly photos and music, but  I can't seem to find whats eating up the remaining 30 GB of storage that's reading as other.


Any ideas where I can find it so I can create more storage space?





MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7)
Reply by MadisonP on Apr 9, 2012 7:24 PM Helpful



To get a more accurate reading on your available HD space:

  1. SafeBoot: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455
  2. Reset your PRAM: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379

Then check again.


Follow the suggestions here as well: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.7/en/mchlp1235.html


Try using a storage allocation tool to see where the files are that are taking up the space:





Use caution when removing files.  If you don't know what a file is, don't remove it.  Make note of where that file is stored using one of the tools above and report back with the location.



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