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    Qslim's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2006
    Why am I running out of space?
    So I guess I screwed up when I ordered this thing last year by not upgrading the hard drive (like I did everything else) when I ordered it (Macbook). So, I now have about 500 Mb left. Here's my question: when I pull up "get info" on my hard drive icon, it shows 79.5 Gb of space used. But, when I pull up the info on what look like all the root folders (like applications, documents, music, pictures, etc..)the cumulative used space only adds up to around 50Gb. Where is all this stuff taking up my space? Is there a way to pull up a folder tree for the hard drive like in windows? Any help is appreciated.

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    rcltrh's Avatar
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    Feb 16, 2006
    Wow, that's a lot of files. What are you storing on there? anyway, download the free program "disk inventory x" and it will help you figure out where it all is being used. It shows it all graphically.

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    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    it looks like you are missing system mfiles and stuff when you are adding it up all on your own.

    get diskinventory x it is a great program. most of your space is probably dvd's, mp3
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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    There are a lot of invisible files and directories you cant see in the Finder that you aren't including.
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    Qslim's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2006
    Thanks. I got inventory x and figured it all out. Great program.

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