Your Mac is running slow and suddenly warns that you're running low on disk space. But where did all that storage go? Find out with this easy guide.
If you are experiencing symptoms of or related to extremely slow applications, perpetual spinning beach balls, issues burning CDs, problems installing software, and random freezing, you're most likely dealing with a case of low storage space.
Head to your hard drive and check your storage capacity. If you're inching toward a full disk, it's time to take out the trash.
Doing so isn't always a simple task, though. Identifying exactly what's taking up space can be annoying and time-consuming, possibly ending with you in an upset fit, hands thrown in the air, and hollering "I should've purchased the bigger hard drive!"
Worry no more, because below is a free Mac OS X program, Disk Inventory X, to help you analyze and evaluate your disk space, and determine exactly what should be deleted. Follow the instructions to get started.
This free program scans your hard drive and creates a graphical and textual summary of your disk space use, organizing your data by location and file type.