Viewing Available Hard Drive Space

If you think you’re close to filling up your Mac’s hard drive, it may be a good time to look and see how much storage you have left so you can budget for a new drive. In this tutorial we will be showing you how to view your available hard drive space in OS X Lion. This tutorial does not require any additional software or plugins.

Viewing Available Hard Drive Space

To start, look at the Apple Toolbar and click on the Apple Button. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear. Click on the first option which is labeled “About This Mac”. When you do this. a popup window will appear.

About This Mac

Look towards the bottom of the popup menu and click on the button labeled “More Info…”.

More Info

Look towards the top of the window and click on the tab labeled “Storage”. When you do this, you will see a graph with a bit of text above it. The graph shows how your data is being used and the text will tell you how much free space you have on your drive.

Free Space

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Comments [1]

  1. Sandra Hayes says:

    I have a Mac OSX i bought last year. I love my Mac but it’s complicated for me. You must have just fallen from heaven. Thanks

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