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    MacBook Air Storage Issue
    My 60Gb HD appears to be full, but I don't know why. Apps 8.7Gb; Lib 5.7Gb; Sys 6Gb and Users 37Gb - ok, seems right.

    But, when I GetInfo on each folder inside my Users folder the total is around *2Gb*, which makes sense - I save nothing on my HD (all on Dropbox) and manage Dropbox at Advanced Preferences to ensure a minimum of HD usage.

    I cannot understand why I have an 'invisible' 35Gb stored on my HD, in Users. Do I not understand my Users folder, or is something else going on?

    I am completely lost now on what to do.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jim

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    Cheers.

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    So, in the Library/Application/iLifeAssetManagement/Assets/sub there is 23.6Gb of ???. Hundreds of photos, each in their own folder. Can you just advise from where to delete, i.e. can I delete the Assets folder? Or the sub folder?

    You're my hero!

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    It's ok. I sorted it.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Curious - What were they - all your pics or junk that iLife installs?
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    My photos. I've never really liked how iPhoto 'stores' the jpegs, but that is another story I guess. But awhile back, when trying to get rid of these files - to only have my photos on my desktop - I did not do it correctly I guess. And this was coupled with me thinking, I think incorrectly now, that the space problem I was having was to do with my dropbox 'mirroring' to my HD. And I was chasing the wrong issue. Coupled with the fact that Finder and GetInfo do not tell the whole story (THANKS!!). Soon as I found the actual issue I was able to delete 25Gb of photo files I don't want or need on the laptop.

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