2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2012 8:07 AM by Sueboo10
Sueboo10 Level 1 Level 1

Please help meeee!! I've read everything and done what everyone says. My startup disk is almost full and I've checked my storage to see what it is that's taking up space and the majority of it says "other". I have NO IDEA what else to delete. I've absolutely demolished pictures, documents, videos, etc but it still has the majority of it full by "other". Any suggestions?? Please and thank you!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Limnos on Jul 20, 2012 7:31 AM Solved

If you have read "everything" then I guess there really is nothing left to suggest.

 

 

On the off chance:

 

Have a look at how space is being used:
OmniDiskSweeper (free) - http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/download/

 

OS X Lion: About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4878 - “You may notice a difference in available space statistics between Disk Utility, Finder, and Get Info inspectors. This is expected and can be safely ignored. The Finder displays the available space on the disk without accounting for the local snapshots, because local snapshots will surrender their disk space if needed."

 

Hidden local backups with Mac OS X Lion filling up your MacBook hard disk!  - http://blog.valerio.de/post/19238158977/hidden-local-backups-with-mac-os-x-lion- filling-up-your - Time Machine using local drive to store backups when external drive is not available.