1. dalaen's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm actually wondering how large is an average "Other" space shown in the "About this Mac" menu.
    Mine is about 21GB. But I guess it includes my 9GB Virtual Machine. So is it around 12?

    I didn't check unfortunately upon setting up my computer.

    Moreover, I have an unknown 0.8GB of Photos, no idea where they come from. I have none! But well...
    11-04-2013 05:24 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Other includes a local time machine backup for when a time machine drive is not available. It should go down after a backup. There's also a terminal command that can disable local time machine backups if you don't want them. A quick google search should find it. On a Mac that is the majority of your'Other'.
    11-04-2013 05:35 PM
  3. dalaen's Avatar
    Thanks Karen.
    Well I will set up my Time Machine this week. So I'll keep you updated!
    11-04-2013 06:23 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Other includes a local time machine backup for when a time machine drive is not available. It should go down after a backup. There's also a terminal command that can disable local time machine backups if you don't want them. A quick google search should find it. On a Mac that is the majority of your'Other'.
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
    11-04-2013 07:40 PM

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