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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.
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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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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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Grand Perspective gives a good graphical view of your hard drivel:
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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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