How to See Disk Space on Mac

Alicia Santos

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How to See Disk Space on Mac

Knowing how much disk space you have on your Mac is essential for managing your files and ensuring optimal system performance. Fortunately, macOS provides several easy methods to check the available disk space. In this tutorial, we will explore different ways to see disk space on your Mac.

Using Finder

The Finder app on macOS allows you to view the available disk space in just a few simple steps:

  1. Open a new Finder window by clicking on the desktop or selecting “New Finder Window” from the File menu.

  2. In the top menu, click on “View” and then select “Show Status Bar”.

  3. The status bar will now appear at the bottom of the Finder window, showing the amount of free space available on your Mac’s hard drive.

Using About This Mac

If you prefer a more detailed breakdown of your disk usage, you can use the “About This Mac” feature:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “About This Mac”.

  2. In the window that opens, click on the “Storage” tab.

  3. You will now see a visual representation of your storage usage, including a breakdown of different categories such as Applications, Documents, Photos, etc. Hovering over each category will display additional details.

Using Terminal

If you prefer using command-line tools, you can also check your disk space using Terminal:

  1. Open Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal or by using Spotlight search.

  2. In the Terminal window, enter the following command:

  3. df -h
  4. This command will display a list of mounted drives and their respective disk usage in human-readable format. Look for the line that corresponds to your main hard drive.


Now that you know how to see disk space on your Mac, you can easily keep track of your storage usage and make informed decisions about managing your files. Whether you prefer using Finder, About This Mac, or Terminal, these methods will help you stay organized and optimize your system’s performance.

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