Solved Huge Mystery Folder taking up over 1/4 of my SSD

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rubybug

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I'm really unsure what to do about this and it's beginning to become a pain as I'm losing space on my drive.

On my Lenovo Yoga 510, I have a huge folder labelled "Apple" taking up almost 70GB of my 200GB SSD, and when I open it I see no files while the properties of the folder say it has over 100,000 files. The other day when I checked it it was 60GB and had only 40,000, and occasionally when I check it, it goes back down to 50GB and less files, so it seems to be getting bigger and smaller...
My boyfriend attempted to compress the folder but it did nothing, and he didn't know what to do further about it.
I've managed to uninstall all the Apple programs from my laptop.
Here are the folders properties (I took this screenshot a while ago when it was 50GB) View attachment 4749

Here are my specsView attachment 4750View attachment 4751

Thanks in advance
 

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Your attachments are not working rubybug, can you retry uploading them for us.

Check your apps list and run TreeSize free to analyse the drive, download from here
 

rubybug

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Your attachments are not working rubybug, can you retry uploading them for us.

Check your apps list and run TreeSize free to analyse the drive, download from here
Oh, my apologies. Here are my specs again
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I downloaded TreeSize and it showed me that this is what is inside the folder
treesize 1.PNG


So it seems that it is just data from when I have done phone backups on my laptop. Would this be safe to just delete?
 

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Exercise caution when deleting anything backed up as in make sure that you have all important data backed up elsewhere and for real important stuff Xs two back ups, one preferably stored off site, in a safe or the cloud etc.
 

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Exercise caution when deleting anything backed up as in make sure that you have all important data backed up elsewhere and for real important stuff Xs two back ups, one preferably stored off site, in a safe or the cloud etc.
Will do!

Thanks very much for your help!
 

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You are welcome :)

Are you happy for us to mark your thread as being solved.
 
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