Granting access to protected files

By default, Disk Graph can only show files that are not protected by the operating system, which will result in the graph showing more free space than expected when scanning directories such as /Library or /System. Starting from macOS 10.14, you can grant access to these protected system files.

  1. Go to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access.
  2. Click on the lock at the bottom left of the window and enter your system password.
  3. Click on the plus button and select Disk Graph.
  4. Click on the lock again. You can now close the window.

Note: even when enabling Full Disk Access, Disk Graph doesn’t necessarily get access to every file. For example, macOS will still prevent access to other users’ home directories.