Is your hard disk full? Where is all the disk space going ? Are you constantly running out of disk space in OSX 10.9 Mavericks !
If you are repeating the above statements about your disappearing hard disk space in OS X, you need a tool to show you what is going on, eventhough hard disks are so much bigger these days they are still going to fill up and the bigger they are the harder it is to find where all the space is being eaten up.
What we need is a graphical representation, a birds eye view of what is going on with our disk – what is taking up all that space. Well there is a fantastic application called ‘Grand Perspective‘ that does this perfectly!
– Download the app and install, you will have to control-click (or left click contextual menu) open the application to get past OSX Gatekeeper.
– Launch it
– Go File > Scan Folder and choose the hard drive, the initial scan will take a while
– Check out the results – the bigger the block – the bigger the space – reclaim your space – take out the big guns – (don’t remove anything in the /private folder such as the /private/var/vm swap files and sleep image)
Select a block, control click, reveal in Finder > Nuke It .
This tool is a keeper! Reclaim your disk space. Its amazing what you find that is so ready for garbage collection.