Whats taking up my drive space.
Mac mini (Late 2012) High Sierra
250GB SSD (APFS)
I'm runnuing low on disk space, only 39.5 GB available, out of 250 GB. However the disk space programs i've ran all report about 80 GB of space being used.
How do a find out what is taking up the remaining 135 GB and where its located?
Thanks for the tip datafornothinandbitsforfree , however that only showed an extra 2 GB.
I think it may be time to wipe the drive and start from scratch.
My internal SSD boot drive was also filling up. It turns out that Carbon Copy Cloner creates snapshots and if the regular destination clone disk isn’t available it writes these snapshots to the boot drive, in my case almost filling it up. CCC turns this setting on when it encounters an APFS disk to clone. I turned snapshots off in Carbon Copy Cloner preferences and was able to delete 175 GB of snapshots from the boot SSD. Time Machine may make snapshots on the boot drive as well if the target Time Machine storage disk isn’t available. Is there a way to control Time Machine snapshots?
You can use DaisyDisk or CleanMyMac X to find out. Both of apps are my favorite 🙂