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Question: System is taking up 170GB of memory

Why is "system" taking up so much memory?

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Why is the system taking so much memory? I have read a lot of threads on this problem, but I still can't solve it. I have checked the iTunes as they say and I don't know what I can do to solve this...

I am currently using macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13.3)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Processor = 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory = 16 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3

Graphics = Intel Iris Graphics 540 1536 MB

I took that screenshot a while ago, and suddenly it became this:

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I really don't know why it keeps changing from "169.38GB" back to "133.75GB" then it changes back to "169.38GB" again... What's going on??? Please help me...

MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thu

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