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    Upheval's Avatar
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    May 01, 2010
    Post #1 Some Noobalicious Questions
    Hello every one. I just bought my first Mac. i7 mac pro 17inch. I am so unfamiliar with how everything works. I was transferring files and found that I filled up the 500gig hardrive (I got about 162 gigs of music). So I have a couple of questions.

    1. How do you veiw how big a folder is?
    2. Is there a way to view what is taking up hard drive space?
    3. If I want to play video games, is boot camp better then Parrallel?

    The computer is great, thin, quiet, light, brillant screen. I have an airport router that I take with me when I travel and they work perfectly together not to mention the iphone 3GS 32 rocks. To think that all of this started because I bought my sister an ipod. Thanks guys for any info.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Welcome to the Forum. 1/ Right Click on folder and choose select info;
    2/ This will give a pictorial of usage or 1 above;
    Download GrandPerspective for Mac - Graphically shows disk usage within a file system. MacUpdate Mac Software Downloads
    3/ not my scene can't help.
    You might like to have a look at this as well.

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    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Upheval View Post
    3. If I want to play video games, is boot camp better then Parrallel?
    If you're going to be gaming, use Boot Camp.

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    MYmacROX's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Quote Originally Posted by S.SubZero View Post
    If you're going to be gaming, use Boot Camp.
    Correct. This is because you will be utilizing ALL of your Mac's processor, RAM, etc.

    FYI, there is a desktop computer called Mac Pro. The notebook you purchased is a MacBook Pro. It will help everyone know which machine you're referring to.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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