How to find files taking up space on your Mac


Mac do not have much space, with apps taking up more space you make end up consuming almost of your hard-disk space, if you are wondering how to find what files are taking up space on your Mac device, you can make use of mdfind Terminal command,

Example: The below command displays all the files on under root that has a size > 2 GB
% mdfind "kMDItemFSSize >$[1024*1024*1024*2]"

/System/Library/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_x86_64h
/System/Library/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_arm64e
/System/Library/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_x86_64
/System/Library/dyld/aot_shared_cache
/Applications/Android Emulator.app

You can also make use of UI to get the Apps that are taking more space by clicking on Apple Logo on the Menu Bar and click on "About the Mac" -> Storage -> Manage...

Click on Applications and sort them by size:

Top apps taking up space on Mac
Top apps taking up space on Mac
Reference: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/coreservices/kmditemfssize?language=objc

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