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Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 11, 2022 12:20PM
My son's Macbook Air is filling up with video files that he's making for YouTube. I need to find something that works like Disk Inventory X to help clear up space on the drive. It looks like this app hasn't been updated in a while and it doesn't seem to work on OS 12+. It says it's good up to 10.15 on the website. Can anyone suggest a work around or an alternative?

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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 11, 2022 12:48PM
Perhaps GrandPerspective:

[grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net]


Or View Options>Calculate All Sizes and sort by size in the User folder.
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 11, 2022 12:51PM
If he is using iMovie, Check the iMovie Library. It keeps the source files there.



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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: January 11, 2022 01:02PM
Apple logo, about this Mac, click on storage, and click on manage.
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 11, 2022 01:22PM
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Ken Sp.
Apple logo, about this Mac, click on storage, and click on manage.

Thanks! That's a good start. Not as nice as DiskInventory X but it's better than nothing. It shows something like 130gb for 'system data'. That seems excessive to me.



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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: Bixby
Date: January 11, 2022 01:36PM
OmniDiskSweeper
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 11, 2022 01:41PM
what year MBA? It's pretty easy to put a larger SSD in the pre-touchbar ones (maybe 2017 to 2013)? 2015 is the sweet spot.
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: January 11, 2022 01:42PM
130gb is common if working with video. It may be a cache, and will be deleted when space is needed.
I would restart at the most, and (hopefully) won’t be a problem.
I believe the pro convention dictates working with video on so-called scratch disks, not on the system drive.
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: decay
Date: January 11, 2022 02:20PM
DiskDrill
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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: January 11, 2022 03:28PM
Why not get him an external SSD to store the work-files on?



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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 11, 2022 04:00PM
I contacted the dev for DiskInventoryX and he sent a link for a beta version. Might try it out.



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Re: Disk Inventory X or equivalent
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 12, 2022 05:28AM
I've been using GrandPerspective for years, and still do.

Free, and it does the job well.






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