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    Search by file size?
    First off I would like to say thank you to everyone that has helped me with all my questions. I was a die hard pc guy for years and made the switch to mac a while back and will never look back and you guys have really helped make the switch easier. Thanks.

    My question is as follows. Is there a way to search everything on my mac by file size. I have a 160 gig HDD and I have less than 80 gigs left and I need to do a little cleanup and I thought it would be best to start with the biggest files and work my way down. Is there also a way to see if there are duplicate files, I dont really know where all my free space went. I guess I am just looking for the easiest way to have all the contents on my drive displayed so I can start the big clean up.

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    open the finder and key in F

    You will see this screen where you can set the options


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    How can I see how big a specific folder is? I have a comic book folder with a bunch of subfolders with individual titles in it and I want to se how large the whole thing is.

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    Google for an app called Disk Inventory X, that should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me399 View Post
    How can I see how big a specific folder is? I have a comic book folder with a bunch of subfolders with individual titles in it and I want to se how large the whole thing is.
    To get the size of a single folder, highlight it and choose File > Get Info.

    To see the sizes of all subfolders in a folder, choose View > as List and then choose View > Show View Options and check the "Calculate all sizes" box. It may take a while for the system to add up all the sub-folders (which is why this option is not enabled by default.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    Google for an app called Disk Inventory X, that should do the trick.

    Thanks so much, This is exactly what I was looking for. What a great little program.

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