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    Storage says I have 84GB of movies: I can't find nowhere near that amount of movies
    Hi,

    About this Mac -> Storage -> It says I have 84GB of movies

    - There are no movies in my video folders
    - Yes, I have video clips but they do not appear to amount to anywhere near 84GB.
    - I went inside of spotlight and typed kind:movies. Then 'show in finder'. Command A to select all. Command I to retrieve information. It was only 11GB for the whole lot of movies that was searched up. Where did the other 73GB come from?

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    Storage says I have 84GB of movies: I can't find nowhere near that amount of movies
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    Well, you can obtain more information about the specifics of your storage contents using a disk scanning utility - there are a number but most are paid apps - a 'free trail' may be available but will usually be limited is some fashion.

    As an example, I have WhatSizeMac on my MBPro which just generated the HD scan attached showing the sizes of various areas on the disk - movies is highlighted and the size used and further information is provided - other apps for this purpose have been mentioned in the forum - Dave
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    I downloaded a free trial....it's very limited. I clicked on Mac HD... the UI didn't look like that at all...

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    Storage says I have 84GB of movies: I can't find nowhere near that amount of movies
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonvee View Post
    I downloaded a free trial....it's very limited. I clicked on Mac HD... the UI didn't look like that at all...
    Well, if you followed my link, then the same program but now in v. 6.x w/ a Yosemite upgrade (I have v. 5.x); also, the information can be viewed differently (the 3 'pages' & pie chart icons in the middle of the menu bar) - the 'free trial' will have features disabled (like many freebies) and may scan only a limited amount of your storage.

    If you don't want to pay, there may be 'free' alternatives - try this Google Search - Disk Inventory X is free, but I have not personal experience. Let us know - Dave
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