freeware to find file sizes?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Sleepdoc, May 10, 2007.

  1. Sleepdoc

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    My hard drive suddenly reported that i was low on disk space, I haven't downloaded any large files recently so i was wondering if anyone has a favorite app that lists files according to their file size so i can find out what files are hogging my hard drive space...

    thanks in advance for any info you can give me...
     
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    thanks koobi and ikenn... as always the philmug forums are a great resource,

    I've tried both whatsize and grandperspective and both are great apps. although my years with the windows os made me prefer whatsize more.

    I found out that I had a 6gig file from ipod iphoto cache that i didn't need so i have my 6 gigs of free space back.

    I also saw a lot of seemingly redundant iphoto files... I didn't wanna get rid of it for fear of erasing my kids antics so i'm reading up on what i can get rid of...any ideas?

    Thanks again guys...
     
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    Back up chief! Back your files up to a dvd or ext hdd then delete what you don't want from your ipod and keep the rest :)
     
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    I reco WhatSize, too ;)
     
  7. PatrickGaerlan

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    Make sure you only erase file in the iPhoto Library from within iPhoto (the app) itself. Don't delete anything in the iPhoto Library directly from Finder, you could risk screwing up your library.
     
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    second patrick's suggestion - the only way i deal with seemingly spurious iPhoto files is to burn a backup, delete everything and import again from backup. only what is necessary is backed up, skipping the old/unnecessary files. BUT, that's me. YMMV :)

    pb
     
  9. PatrickGaerlan

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    Hey, that's a great tip! Will the burned backup still contain the original photos, so you can still use the "Revert to Original" function of iPhoto?
     

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