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Im thinking of switching to one of the macbook pro retinas with a 256gb ssd, im making the move from a 512gb hd, which at the moment is split into a 60bg windows partition (which i dont think im going to have on my new machine) and a 440gb main partition of the main partition ive got 140gb free.

So all in if i disregard the 60gb windows part ive got about 200gb free so im using 300gb, which is still a bit to much, ive had this machine 4/5 yrs so its likely to be clogged with files that i no longer need, is there a tool that i can use to view my current hd and see whats taking up the most room, so i can begin to see where i can cut down ?

just for a bit of background my current machine runs osx.

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I use jDiskReport

"JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders."

It draws a nice pie-chart that lets you identify quikly the biggest folders.

The tool is available for Windows, Mac OS S and Linux, and it's free.

http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

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You can use the command line too du to power your way through folders.

DU(1) BSD General Commands Manual

NAME du -- display disk usage statistics

SYNOPSIS du [-H | -L | -P] [-a | -s | -d depth] [-c] [-h | -k | -m | -g] [-x] [-I mask] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION The du utility displays the file system block usage for each file argument and for each directory in the file hierarchy rooted in each directory argument. If no file is specified, the block usage of the hierarchy rooted in the current directory is displayed.

You can also use a GUI tool like Disk Inventory X to visualize your disk usage.

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