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Question: High Sierra Storage Issue


Would someone please be able to help me reduce the system memory on my iMac?

It's showing as 963.17GB !! No idea why.

Many thanks,


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May 25, 2018 3:31 AM in response to paul673 In response to paul673

The only reliable disk space information is this:

Get Correct Storage Information

Do not use the information from the Storage section of the About This Mac dialog. Ignore the Storage information as it is typically wrong. To find out the correct information for any disk: Select a Desktop disk icon. Press Command-I to open the Get Info window and look at the topmost panel displayed. You will find the disk information displayed for Capacity, Available, and Used. If you have more than one disk/partition then repeat for each one on your Desktop.

To better manage your disk space:

How to Free Up Space on The Hard Drive

  1. You can remove data from your Home folder except for the /Home/Library/ folder
  2. Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on freeing up space on your hard drive
  3. Also, see Freeing space on your Mac OS X startup disk
  4. Free up storage space on your Mac
  5. See Where did my Disk Space go?
  6. Be sure to Empty the Trash to recover the space
  7. Replace the drive with a larger one. Check out OWC for drives, tutorials, and toolkits
  8. Use OmniDiskSweeper or GrandPerspective to search your drive for large files and where they are located

Let me know if it helps!

May 25, 2018 3:31 AM

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