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so installed on my computer and set up an email account in outlook - as exchange..
it was 30 GBs.. it used up on my drive..
when i was done, i delete the email account from outlook but i never got back my 30 GBs..
any one have ideas?
 

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so installed on my computer and set up an email account in outlook - as exchange..
it was 30 GBs.. it used up on my drive..
when i was done, i delete the email account from outlook but i never got back my 30 GBs..
any one have ideas?
If a reboot doesn't fix it, the account data can be manually dumped from ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles.
 

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If a reboot doesn't fix it, the account data can be manually dumped from ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles.
i followed the remove and uninstall office 2016 completely from my mac
and it included that.
yet my drive is still missing it..

i ran drive repair, even had MS support remote in and they were fools as they were PC support but then found a mac rep who basically said my computer is faulty lol

in the end i am now short 30 GBs - i will try app cleaner..
thank you to all that posted.. i will try each post, incase i missed something.
 

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in the end i am now short 30 GBs - i will try app cleaner..
thank you to all that posted.. i will try each post, incase i missed something.
Maybe give these a try:
OnyX (Use the compatible version and just run the default automatic setting)
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx
https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html

disk inventory x
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14393/disk-inventory-x

GrandPerspective
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19515/grandperspective

And use Disk Utility and run any repairs available.


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Watch out for heart attacks

:D :eek:

This thread prompted me to run Onyx, which I hadn't done in a long time...

I had 110GB free on my HD

After the reboot I had... 79 !

Started to remove unused apps etc. While I was doing this the free space number crept up in the background.

I now have 119Gb...
 

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It's just done it again! - Will leave overnight see what happens...
 

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Are you using a portable Mac and Time Machine enabled and without the TM's backup drive connected???


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I do! Actually haven't backed up in 30 days... Will do now
 

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Perhaps you installed OneDrive in the process?
i dont think so? i redownlloaded the office 365 package and it consumed 5GBs of my drive and i dont see one drive anywhere.
 

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Maybe give these a try:
OnyX (Use the compatible version and just run the default automatic setting)
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx
https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html

disk inventory x
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14393/disk-inventory-x

GrandPerspective
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19515/grandperspective

And use Disk Utility and run any repairs available.


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Holy Mother of God!!!!
you are the winner of the suggestions..
got back my 30GBs
thank you Patrick - Onyx did it..

Scared to see what it actually deleted but oh well LOL
 

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Well Patrick, don't know why, but it worked! Back to 122GB from a low of 75... Thanks
 

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Well Patrick, don't know why, but it worked! Back to 122GB from a low of 75... Thanks
ran it on wife's MacBook which has a 512 SSD and it is was 184 free - ran it went it to 188 - cool..

interesting tool that onyx lol
 

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Well Patrick, don't know why, but it worked! Back to 122GB from a low of 75... Thanks
ran it on wife's MacBook which has a 512 SSD and it is was 184 free - ran it went it to 188 - cool..

interesting tool that onyx lol


One can often get a similar effect by just doing a Shutdown and a Reboot or sometimes doing a cold boot using Safe Boot Mode. Doing so will often cleanup a lot of surplus stuff like old cache files etc,

Onyx does similar purging but is a bit more ruthless, including removing some passwords foe some sites etc. For that reason alone I tend to use it very sparingly, and certainly not more than once a month.

But I must say that some of the "savings" reported above seem a but excessive unless they were due to Time Machine's backup drive not being connected.



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One can often get a similar effect by just doing a Shutdown and a Reboot or sometimes doing a cold boot using Safe Boot Mode. Doing so will often cleanup a lot of surplus stuff like old cache files etc,

Onyx does similar purging but is a bit more ruthless, including removing some passwords foe some sites etc. For that reason alone I tend to use it very sparingly, and certainly not more than once a month.

But I must say that some of the "savings" reported above seem a but excessive unless they were due to Time Machine's backup drive not being connected.



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i never save passwords.. as i like to exercise my brain whenever possible.. but i do have a book called " hit by the bus" for my wife should i expire naturally or other causes.

as for the time machine - i checked it has only 4 in the buffer and i deleted them with terminal commands - nothing really came up..
I have to tell you that i truly do believe Microsoft makes horrible products.
 
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