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  1. #1

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    Can anyone recommend a utility or tool that shows where your all hard drive has gone. With the ability to display/list folders and files by size.

    Over the past week the amount of hard drive space available has fallen from 64 Gig to 45 Gig. I share my iMac with my wife and I am wanting to know where all the previous space has gone.

    Thanks

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    Try File Buddy (LINK)

    You can search for invisible files etc

    You have a common problem that is taken up by temp files and scratch disks that are not cleaned up.

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    Exactly what i was looking for. *downloads*
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    OR you can use the finder..

    open up a window..

    view menu -> as list..
    view menu -> show view options -> check 'calculate all sizes'

    now sort the list view by size and you can see which folders/files are taking up the most space
    powerbooked

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    Originally posted by macpimp@Jun 16 2004, 04:58 PM
    OR you can use the finder..

    open up a window..

    view menu -> as list..
    view menu -> show view options -> check 'calculate all sizes'

    now sort the list view by size and you can see which folders/files are taking up the most space
    Except hidden files don't show up normally which might be taking up all the space!

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    if you want to show invisible items in the finder, open up

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    and find

    Code:
    <key>AppleShowAllFiles</key>
    	<false/>
    change that from false to true, then relaunch the finder.
    powerbooked

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