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    Member Since
    Feb 01, 2013
    Finding hard drive space
    I am trying to see how much of my 3TB drive I am using. I know how to get the info for individual folders like music, documents etc but I want to see the overall picture. I have a new 27" i'Mac with the latest ML OS.
    In case it isn't obvious I have just switched over from PC. This is my very first Mac.
    Thank you.

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    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Try this...

    Go to the Apple menu and choose "About this Mac". Then click "More Info". Click the "Storage" tab at the top and it should give you a synopsis of how much space is being used.

    You may also want to set the Finder preferences so that "Hard Disks" are displayed on the desktop - this way you can just "Get Info" on your system drive and see how much space it has remaining.

    There are also a lot of good third party tools to analyze your disk usage. The one I recommend is called WhatSize.
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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Highlight/"click on" your hard drive icon (desktop)...then use the two-key shortcut..."Command + I" keys.

    This will provide you with a bunch of info...including how much is being used.

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    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Warrington, UK
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    Grand Perspective gives a good graphical view of your hard drivel:

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    My favorite is also WhatSize but perhaps he can use Disk Inventory X which is still free. Grand Perspective is likewise Open Source and free.

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