MacBook Air disk usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by annie_mae, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. annie_mae

    annie_mae Member

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    I haven't posted in a while, so, hello to everyone here! :D

    On to my issue. I can't seem to identify what's on my drive. I have a 128GB MacBook Air, 11-inch early 2014 and as of this writing, my free space is less than half a GB. The Photos library and the iTunes library are both in an external drive. I back up my iPhone on this computer, if that helps. I'm not sure if each back up is a separate file. If that's the case, how do I delete the old files?
     
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    Hi there.

    go to About this Mac > Storage tab > Manage

    you should be able to see with more detail what's in your hard disk. HTH.
     
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    Open iTunes > Preferences > Devices. You should see a list of all backups. You can delete the older ones and just keep the most current.

     
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    @zoo101 I forgot which OS I had before I posted this but I was able to delete enough to upgrade to High Sierra. The Storage tab wasn't there before, but it is now.

    @marvinp This was the culprit. 4 iOS devices were backed up in my mac. :whistle:
     
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    glad you found it :cool:

    I try to keep atleast 20gb of free space on my internal HD. Everything else is saved on iCloud, my NAS or to an external drive
     
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