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Hard drive capacity and how much in use

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Ed Grier
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Hard drive capacity and how much in use

Post by Ed Grier » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:47 am

How does one find the hard drive capacity and how much is in use?

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Re: Hard drive capacity and how much in use

Post by Jay Cline » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:06 am

To view the number of items, and available disk space:
When you open a window for a disk, folder, or other location, a status bar at the bottom of the window displays the number of items in that location and the amount of available disk space. If this information is not visible and the toolbar and sidebar are not showing, choose View > Show Toolbar.

Select one or more items and choose File > Get Info. A window of information opens for each item:

Capacity and Available.
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Re: Hard drive capacity and how much in use

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:11 am

Open Disk Utility*.

Select the volume on the hard drive of interest. DU will show you what you want.

If you just want the amount of space available, that's shown in the bottom of Finder windows.

* hard drive > Applications > Utilities
or click the Spotlight icon in the upper right corner of the monitor and start typing Disk Utility. Even d u (note space) will do!
or use any other method to open the app. I have a dock folder with utilities.
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