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I'm running low on HD memory and I cannot figure out why. Is there a program or OSX function that could show me what is taking up space in my HD? Currently I'm just going through my folders/files and selecting "GET INFO" but it's a time consuming process.


Any ideas are welcome


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Damn - just lost my reply.

Here it goes again quickly

Open folder (could be HD) in list view
Go under View>Show View options and select "Calculate all sizes"
Opening folders by clicking on arrow to left of folder will calculate folders and files within
Click on size column to sort.
 

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I'm sure there's an uber-geeky UNIX command that would do it, probably pretty easy too.

I use Disk Inventory X which provides a text list, ordered any way you choose, and a graphical representation of your HDD contents called a "treemap". It's really useful for seeing what kind of stuff is taking up all that space.

When I first used it, I discovered that I had a duplicate of an app folder containing 4 gb of stuff.

It's open-source and free.



Edit: I just realized that Crawford above also linked to Disk Inventory X, he just called it Disk Sweeper X.
 
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