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Question: New MacBook pro, migrated data. Deleted iOS iPhone back ups, but they seem to have just been added to System Storage! Why?

Purchased a new MacBook pro, and migrated my apps and docs via a backed up time capsule. I wanted to clear a few things, so I deleted/removed using storage manager iOS iPhone back ups, but they seem to have just been added to System Storage! Why? How do I solve this problem, my System Storage is now 100GB, it started at 50GB (which also seems high....)?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Dec 11, 2017 5:36 PM in response to PowerMac_G4 In response to PowerMac_G4

Thank you for your reply. But unfortunately there was nothing there. I have also been deleting files on my old MacBook Pro, and it appears that all that is happening is that the files/data/folders are somehow being pushed into the System Storage. I'm gaining no space.

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Dec 12, 2017 3:30 PM in response to PowerMac_G4 In response to PowerMac_G4

Thank you. I've actually been on the phone with apple, and they think it is a software glitch, that has been transported from my old Mac to this one. So I've ended up having to do a reset erase of the hard drive and slowly reinstall apps and docs. Which seems, so far, to have worked. Although manage storage doesn't always display it in the correct way.....

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Dec 12, 2017 3:41 PM in response to markfromengland In response to markfromengland

It is great that your issue has been resolved.

Sometimes Manage Storage doesn't display the free space correctly.

You can use Disk Utility to get more accurate available space.

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Question: New MacBook pro, migrated data. Deleted iOS iPhone back ups, but they seem to have just been added to System Storage! Why?