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Question: MacBook Pro System storage huge???

I have a Macbook Pro, Early 2015 running 10.12.6

I am a student.

I have System storage taking up 176 GB of 250 GB. why? and how do I get it where it ought to be? I have no unusual programs loaded and I am not quite sure what Apple calls a system storage. Can anyone give me some hints to free up my space?


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Nov 13, 2017 6:30 AM in response to Andy Rovster In response to Andy Rovster

Re-index Macintosh HD.

Do this twice. This will take a while. wait until it is finished.

System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy


If Macintosh HD shortcut is not shown on the Desktop

Click on an empty spot on the Desktop to activate Finder.

Finder > Preferences >General > Show these items on the Desktop:

Enable Hard disks

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