Mrs Rosko wrote:
... I wonder if it is something to do with timeline or back up, .
Time Machine Local Snapshots Laptops
Video TM Local Snap Shots
Which version of OS X are you running? If Lion or Mountain Lion, go under the Apple menu to "About This Mac.." and then click "More Info..." and you'll see a box pop up with you system information. Click on the Storage tab and take a screenshot of that and post it hear, using the little camera icon at the top composition bar to insert the photo:
So, I now don't have the Internet, so I can only reply by my phone.
I'm running off Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G56)
My apps only take up 8.4gb
Photos - 33GB
No backups, they are all on my external drive, as I didn't understand it.
The main one is 'other' yellow 50GB.
What's this and how do I start deleting stuff, I've already taken a lot of my work off. I'm a designer but do store
Most of my freelance work my hard drive.
It's happened more since my husband started using it
For his wedding photography, but he takes off the photos when he's not editing them.
The photos that are on there are ones we are editing right now.
Thank you for this I will try some if that tonight.
I have deleted Alot of my files (or moved them to my hard drive)
Even though I have deleted about 25gb, the top bar which says about the usage hasn't really changed, still saying
20gb left of 120gb. I have emptied the trash and restarted.
Will look again tonight when I get home and try some of your point.
Even though I have deleted about 25gb, the top bar which says about the usage hasn't really changed
That's normal and expected. What matters is not the amount of free space shown in the Storage display, but the amount of avaialble space shown in a Finder Info window. It should be at least about 9 GB.