4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2014 6:14 AM by steezyjibber
Decrepify Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When i look up the storage in "about my mac" info i see i have much less free memory than i should have ( sth about 50 gb of used memory and 69 of free). I checked folders and i know all folders together don't take more than 25 gb. Then i thought maybe system requires so much memory, but then i remembered that it requires just 7 gb, cause the info tells me my total storage is 121 gb.

So, why do i have 50 gb of used memory?

MacBook Air
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,060 points)
  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,960 points)

    I think you may be referring to Hard drive space.


    Empty your trash in the dock


    If you use iPhoto, open it, and select the "trash" in the left column, and empty that too


    Check your download folder, as you may have data in there as well

  • Decrepify Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, i bought WhatSize app. that was suggested on that site and i set 20 gb free.



    If anyone has a similar problem just buy WhatSize app in App Store, and you will not regret.

    It shows you all files stored on your mac and helps you see where last kb went.

  • steezyjibber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To all of you that have more memory taken up in "other" check your user->library->messages->attachments folder. It basically keeps all the files you've ever sent to others in imessage. Mine added up to 35g, so quite happy when I could delete all that useless stuff!