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Question: My storage takes up more than 70 GB

User uploaded fileMy disk only has 120 gb and i have 78.05 GB of system. Can anyone help me remove those (not with safe boot or daisy disk cuz i've tried those) thanks

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), Storage

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Nov 12, 2017 8:56 AM in response to XPRTGM3R_YT In response to XPRTGM3R_YT


System can encompass a lot of different things, so it may be accurate.

However, the About This Mac > Storage report depends on the Spotlight index and may have a glitch, meaning it is too often not correct. Try rebuilding your Spotlight index, then restart: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716

If no luck, try booting into Safe Mode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262 and check out the Storage report. It won't show categories (everything will show as Other), but should show accurate the amount of free space out of the total capacity.

Also go to Applications > Utilities > System Information > Hardware > Storage to see your total Capacity and space Available.

Click once on your HD icon on the desktop > go to File menu > select Get Info > note what it says about Capacity and Available.

These should be accurate.

To gain back some space, if you haven’t yet done so, backup in case you delete something you wish you hadn't. Then use one or more of the following to see exactly where your space is being used, then delete or transfer and then delete larger files (and empty the trash; you may also have to restart for the extra free space to show up) until you increase the available space to the desired level. Do not transfer/delete anything unless you're sure of what it is, and not something the OS needs:

https://www.omnigroup.com/more (OmniDiskSweeper)

http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net (Grand Perspective)

http://www.derlien.com/downloads/ (Disk Inventory X)

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Nov 19, 2017 9:37 PM in response to MediumRocket In response to MediumRocket

i had it fixed but the new problem is for some reason, the wifi is so bad for me while for my friends, its ok. i think i accidentally deleted something i should'nt and i dont have time machine. i also cant seem to be able to download the high sierra cuz my wifi is ****. can someone help me and let me download high sierra or sierra?

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