Any way to check HD space hogs?

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  1. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    I randomly noticed that my HD only has about 60 gigs free (out of 250 gigs). I checked my music folder, that accounts for 20 gigs, photos count for 25 gigs, some "other" stuff at 10 gigs, and apps at 10 gigs.

    A few days ago I had over 100 gigs more and now they seem to have "disappeared" :wtf:

    Is there any way to see where my file hogs are?
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I agree with 2nd link WhatSize
    Plain and simple, get the job done, nothing flashy/fancy.
     
  4. trouphaz

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    you are overlooking the best part of OSX... that it is UNIX. you can find some good scripts aimed at sys admins that target disk space hogs using find and such.
     
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    Disk Inventory X :bigthumb:
     
  6. DKwan

    DKwan New Member

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    I use WhatSize.
     
  7. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    Thanks, I used WhatSize...I have something called 'windowserver_last.log' taking up 84.9 gigs =O Is that safe to delete?
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I've never heard of that file....
    google it?
     
  9. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    Googled it, apparently its an offender for other people too.

    Deleted it via Terminal, thanks for the tip about WhatSize!

    :bowdown: OT
     
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    whatsize is pretty awesome imo
     
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