STORAGE PROBLEMS!!!

Okay, so I have 2 problems...
1) A majority of my storage by data is being taken up by this storage called "Other". Like what does this storage contain and how do I get rid of it?
2) Second of all, a majority of my data is being taken up by "Documents and Data". How do I get rid of this without deleting the apps themselves?

cdrog wrote:
As per Meg St._Clair's suggestion I would also suggest backing up your phone and then reinstalling iOS then resync to your backup. Just for reference, my "other" is approx 2.5GB and I recently did a full restore on my iPhone.
I want to clarify: backing up and restoring from the back up will NOT solve the problem. You'll just be reloading it onto the phone. You need to sync your data then restore the phone as new, then sync the data back to the phone.

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    What is this and what do I do to remove the other/backup space? I threw away the pictures and deleted the iPhoto pictures, but it thinks they are still there? I've tried searching finder, but I can't find out where all my space is vanishing to.
    Thank you so much for reading and please help! It would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

    Personally, I say you forget about the data allocation feature of "About this Mac." I swear, someone in Cupertino designed that feature to drive up support calls more than provide insightful information on your storage allocation.
    You are correct that the "backup" component is the local snapshots of Time Machine and that flagged as allocated space frees up in the event that you need the space. In Apple's defense that functionality of Lion & Mt. Lion is pretty neat. Even though it just gives people another excuse to be lazy about not keeping a good and proper external backup solution.
    Notice my Backups allocation, it's Zero KB. It's always Zero KB. There's a terminal command to stop OS X from creating the local snapshots, it'll require you to authenticate in terminal to process the command.
    The command - sudo tmutil disablelocal
    In the event you change your mind and want to re-enable it, the command for that is as follows -
    sudo tmutil enablelocal (you'll be prompted for the admin password again)
    For what it's worth, there's no harm in disabling this functionality. It's just extremely important that you maintain current backups of your data at regular intervals should you decide to disable this functionality... you know like you had to do with every other version of OS X (pre-Lion).
    Regarding the "other" category, here's a pretty good write up.
    http://pondini.org/OSX/LionStorage.html
    Personally the accuracy of the reporting categories are a bit wacky. Even more frustrating is that you can't dive into what exactly is considered "other" or see it color categorized in Finder. Perhaps that'll be a feature of OS X 10.9 - Ocelot*
    *I have no idea if Apple will even release an OS X 10.9 or what it'll be called, it was a joke. You can call off the forum police.
    If you're looking for an accurate representation of what's on the drive, where it's located in the various folder directories and exactly how much space it's using then a program like:
    - Daisy Disk
    - OmniDiskSweeper
    - Disk Inventory X
    - WhatSize?
    All will be much, much better for those purposes. I used ODS for years and love the product, I just recently started using Daisy Disk after a recommendation from someone on these message boards. All of them are "free" but many of them require you to pay to enable features. But for the purposes of inventory, categorization and displaying of your data that functionality is free.

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