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My 2016 MBP with 250GB of flash storage somehow tells me I have:

62GB Apps
47GB Photos
42GB Movies
38GB Other

I cannot find any of these amounts of things on my system. How is this storage status possible when I store no photos, no movies are downloaded and I don't use 62GB of apps??? Is the fact that my Google Drive is synced what's taking up storage???
 

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Google Drive, Dropbox, OneCloud - yep - they all keep a local folder synchronized on your laptop, and that takes up storage.

In Google Drive and Dropbox case (I don't use OneCloud), you can log-in to the preferences section to selectively sync folders. It's the only thing that keeps DropBox (my favourite service for its excellent integration with the macOS, but the least free space service) workable for me. Google Drive also has this option.

Info for Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/syncing-uploads/selective-sync-overview

Info for GoogleDrive:
https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-u...e-Drive-to-not-sync-everything-to-my-desktop-

And - to identify where your space is being eaten up, check out the free Grand Perspective app - it provides a visual map of file sizes and where they are on the hard drive.
 

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If you control-click / right-click the folder that google drive is syncing to in finder, and click "Get Info" it will tell you (eventually) how much space that folder is using. Though if you aren't paying for extra storage with google, it's unlikely to be a huge number.
 
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