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Hi, Im running os x 10.1 and I was looking for somewhere that showed how much space is left on the Hard drive, whats using the space ect.. and just could find it. any help would be great thanks

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Click the Apple and about this Mac->more info-> then select your HDD and it will tell you capacity and available space. Also you can open a new finder window and it will tell you at the bottom of the folder...at least that's how it is in 10.6, I'm a recent convert so I couldn't tell you how different 10.1 is compared to newer versions sorry if that doesn't help!

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Third-party programs like Grand Perspective et al can give you a graphical display of what's taking up room on your hard drive.

The amount of free space available on the disk is always available by looking at the bottom of any open Finder window. Be sure to keep the free space above 20GB for smooth operation.
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Hi, Im running os x 10.1 and I was looking for somewhere that showed how much space is left on the Hard drive, whats using the space ect.. and just could find it. any help would be great thanks
Any of these free utilities will show you what is taking up all of your drive's space:

DiskInventory X (free)
Disk Inventory X
or
GrandPerspective (free)
GrandPerspective
or
OmniDiskSweeper (free)
OmniDiskSweeper - Products - The Omni Group

Are you having the problem where your hard disk is suddenly full and you don't know what it is that caused it to quickly fill up?

if so, see:
Out-Of-Control Cache or Log File.

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