Getting started with Disk Space Analyzer

Disk Space Analyzer is a disk space analyzer for Mac, which allows you to see what is taking up space on your hard drive. Disk Space Analyzer saves you time in detecting large files and old unused files and helps you to recover valuable space by removing unwanted content.

Before we start, watch this video to see how easy it is to find and remove the largest files with Disk Space Analyzer.

Video Guide

Analyze your Mac disk space usage

  1. Launch Disk Space Analyzer.
    In the sidebar, you will see your Mac storage and the list of the most used folders in Finder.
    Choosing a folder to scan with Disk Space Analyzer
  2. Select a folder or storage and Click the Start Scanning button or the Play icon next to its name.
  3. While the app is scanning, you will see the animated scan progress.
    scanning process in Disk Space Analyzer
  4. You can view short information about each section of the sun-burst diagram without waiting for the scan to finish. Just mouse over the sections, and you will see what is the size of this file or folder and when it was last modified.
    Disk Space Analyzer showing the folder on a diagram

Find the largest files

With Disk Space Analyzer, you can easily find the largest files and folders. The size of each section in the sunburst diagram matches the size of the folder. The larger the section size, the larger the folder size.
In the appropriate tab, you can also see the list of the biggest files on your disk placed in descending order.
finding biggest files on Mac

Free up space on your Mac

With Disk Space Analyzer you can find big and old unused files and remove them or move them to external storage in order to free up space on your Mac.

  1. Explore your folders and files and select rarely used items. The selected items will be filled in a different color on the diagram.
  2. Disk Space Analyzer showing selected files
  3. Click to remove, move or copy the selected items.
  4. removing selected big files in disk space analyzer

Scan external storage

Disk Space Analyzer allows you to analyze the usage not only of your Mac disk but also of any folder and external storage.

  1. Click Choose Folder (or the Plus button in the left sidebar).
  2. Add a folder or a disk.
  3. Click to scan it.
  4. adding external disk to analyze disk usage

Now you know how to easily analyze your disk space usage on a Mac.

Use Disk Space Analyzer to detect large and old files and free up more space on your hard drive.


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