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    HD Space Filling Up
    I've had my MBP for a little over a year now; and I'm noticing that even though I keep most of my music, document, and movies on an external HD, my in-machine HD seems to be continually filling up. With what, I'm not so sure. I'm wondering if there are certain files/folders/caches that need to be cleared/dumped periodically in order to keep the HD from filling up with needless info and documentation. Or perhaps OSX saves files/applications in two different places that would cause needless space to be used up. Any help that anyone has on the topic would be much appreciated. I used the search function but wasn't sure exactly what I was searching for so my results did come up with much. Thanks again everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NolaWegs View Post
    I've had my MBP for a little over a year now; and I'm noticing that even though I keep most of my music, document, and movies on an external HD, my in-machine HD seems to be continually filling up. With what, I'm not so sure. I'm wondering if there are certain files/folders/caches that need to be cleared/dumped periodically in order to keep the HD from filling up with needless info and documentation. Or perhaps OSX saves files/applications in two different places that would cause needless space to be used up. Any help that anyone has on the topic would be much appreciated. I used the search function but wasn't sure exactly what I was searching for so my results did come up with much. Thanks again everyone!
    I found this little gem of a program and like it quite a bit - it will scan your drive and give you an idea of where all of the space is being allocated.

    As far as maintenance goes, Onyx does a great job with cleaning up cached information. It is the only maintenance tool you'll need (just be aware that the release version is not currently compatible with Leopard).
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Good stuff thanks for all the help everyone

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