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Old August 16th, 2018, 11:16 AM   #46
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Re: Mac Sierra Users: Don't Upgrade to High-Sierra - yet

No, apparently he actually does it every few months. I know, because I happen to make maps that require the installation of some open source software, and he uses them. So invariably he contacts me because he canít remember how to install the software. So evidently he is doing a clean install, then installing his applications and copying his user files back. Heís very set in his ways about this, and I have given up asking why. ;-)

Like I said, I have been using Macs since 1985. I managed an office full of them in the 90ís. Have 3 Macs that I use everyday at home. But Iíve never needed to do clean installs of the operating system to fix a problem. Perhaps it has to do with the software I use, or maybe itís because I donít visit ďcertainĒ websites? :-P

But seriously, I am very slow to upgrade to a new version of MacOS. I stayed on 10.8.5 for many years until I finally decided to switch to Final Cut Pro X from legacy FCP.
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Old August 16th, 2018, 11:32 AM   #47
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But seriously, I am very slow to upgrade to a new version of MacOS. I stayed on 10.8.5 for many years until I finally decided to switch to Final Cut Pro X from legacy FCP.
That's probably why.
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 01:28 PM   #48
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Finally beat this “Huge System Storage” thing. From the Apple discussion threads, seems there isn’t one specific cause but the common theme is buried, or hidden, files/folders/volumes.

I tried everything I dared while away from home for 6 months with only my affected MBP with me, to no avail.

Once home, I finally broke down and installed free-to-try OmniDiskSweeper, which immediately identified a 374GB “in progress” Time Machine backup from, not coincidentally, right before I noticed my SSD unexpectedly near-full; it was showing as a hidden volume, not visible in Finder.

I deleted that hidden volume and thought at first it didn’t work, but lo and behold an hour or so later that space became available again, both in Get Info and About This Mac > Storage. My knowledge of macOS is miniscule, but guessing it just took time to re-index the SSD in the background.

While digging online, I did see other short threads pre-dating High Sierra with similar problems, so it seems that this is just a matter of whatever buried files (in some cases, GB of google mail drafts or huge numbers of text files for some errant application), or hidden folders/volumes that get left behind. In my case, it presumably was the failed Time Machine backup.

I’ll post this info over on the longest Apple Discussion about this. If you have this problem, you should be able to find that thread by keywording “macOS High Sierra – Huge System Storage” in the Apple discussion area.
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 03:27 PM   #49
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Moving onward, I did upgrade my Macbook Touch Bar to Mojave and I'm having a good experience on it. Definitely a stable OS for an initial release.
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 04:24 PM   #50
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That's good news. Any further comments on FCP and/or PPRo performance?

PPro 2019 (v13) CUDA working in High Sierra
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 10:04 PM   #51
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I haven't noticed a performance hit, but then I'm on a maxed out MacBook Pro 2018.
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