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Todd George
how do I find out what files are hogging up space on my hard drive
on May 18, 2007 at 1:03:35 pm

Hello all

running a 15 inch intel imac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo) under OS 10.4.9 the hard drive is 152 gigs right now I only have 4.57 gigs available and I cannot figure out why

here is what I figure

I'll give the OS 2 gigs of space

I have final cut studio (FCP/DVDSP/LIVETYPE/SoundtrackPro/Motion, etc) that's about 15 gigs

Microsoft Office is installed as well ...I'll give that 2 gigs (generous)

right now I have a video project on the local drive that is taking up 57 gigs of space

by my calculations I should have at least 65 more gigs of space

I normally create folders for my FCP projects and set FCP prefs to point at that folder thus the cache files are all placed in that folder, once a job is complete I trash the folder


so my question is ...how can I find out the sizes and locations of various files and folders on my machine so that I can determine who is taking up all the space on the drive and if I can get rid of the file/folder

thanks in advance for any help

take care
Todd George


Todd George
Instructional Media Services
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118


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