Try Onyx at the presets for basic cache and log cleaning. Mar 21, 1: When Time machine is disabled it moves all previous local snapshots in here. Sometimes it fails to delete them and the space fills up. You can delete them safely.
Apr 6, 1: The last time TM was backing up my computer i noticed that space was disappearing from Deleted a bunch of stuff thought i was fine- 20GB left. That was about a week ago, i havent used tm since, turned off auto backups and have not possibly generated 20gb of content since then and yet.
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Apr 6, Jul 30, 9: I'd used the Migration Assistant to bring all my users and Applications, etc. Then, since I'd been having some quirky issues with my main user on the old machine, I deleted that user and recreated it manually, dragging across just the content I wanted. At the end of this process, I had over GB of perplexingly unusable but allededly available disk space. It stopped me from copying across my Aperture library.
After finding this thread, I discovered that the space was all bound up in. Perhaps it was left over from the TimeMachine backup of the deleted user. After I deleted it in the Terminal, things have been fine. Oct 29, I have the same issue with disappearing disk space with Have backed up files three times today opening up abou 40GB every time.
Tried the fix j-m-i outlined - actually cut and pasted the commands listed - couldn't find the backups. Yet my problem sounds like a time machine issue, disabled it anyway, since it started once I did my first backup; interestingly the evil window about backing up appears every time I introduce a new external disk for backups, which I did exactly to avoid the time machine in the first place.
Any ideas what else it may be? Who did this? What is worse, is that I can't install the new free update, because there is no space. I am even scared to shut the laptop down. Did I mention that I was trying to rebuild mailboxes to save space, and mail kept crashing loosing messages Nov 21, 8: Communities Contact Support. Summary Great program! Pros I couldnt use it Cons It isnt free. Couldnt get past the part that wanted to take me to their website to pay Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Really easy to use. Cons I couldn't delete more than one core file at a time within Disk Inventory X.
Summary I wholeheartedly recommend this program. Pros Easy to install and to use. Cons the app met my needs. Summary I really recommend installing this app to identify unwanted files Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Scanned my hard drive in a reasonable amount of time and showed me where my space had gone. Cons When trying to delete, it said I did not have sufficient permissions instead of displaying the password prompt.
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Plus, the source code is available on his website for anyone to check out. Once you open Disk Inventory X, it will automatically locate all of the drives attached to your Mac—select one, then click on Open Volume to explore its contents. You can also analyze an individual folder by clicking the After Disk Inventory X has finished reading all of the files on your drive, you will be presented with a map of all of its contents.
Each color corresponds to a different folder, and its size is equivalent to the percentage of space it takes up. There is also a Statistics tab that can be opened to show which apps and file types are taking up the most space. To delete a file, or group of files, all you have to do is right-click on either the icon in the file list or color map , then select Move To Trash. You can also select Reveal in Finder to select exactly which files you want to delete.
You can also Zoom In on a folder to get a new color map based only on that specific folder. This will make it easier to see exactly which subfolders and files are eating away at your storage.