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ninethirty
Mar 27, 2011, 02:33 AM
Has anyone noticed with Lion that the amount of available space being reported is seriously off? On my MBA, which I store almost nothing on, it's telling me that I'm using around 80 gigs of space, with about 40 available.

When I install WhatSize to check this out a little more closely, it looks like I'm using about 30 gigs total.. not 80, and I'm finding this strange.

Cheers!



PBF
Mar 27, 2011, 04:33 AM
Same here. It's a known bug.

Don't worry, your drive ain't shrinking. :p

poobear
Mar 27, 2011, 05:52 AM
Bug? I would say it is the local backup that's new to 10.7 and set to on by default (System Preference > Time Mashine > Options > Local backup).

ninethirty
Mar 27, 2011, 08:07 AM
Wow.. I had never noticed this. Turning off local snapshots doubled my available space. Thanks so much for letting me know!

Bug? I would say it is the local backup that's new to 10.7 and set to on by default (System Preference > Time Mashine > Options > Local backup).

kftrainer
Mar 27, 2011, 08:11 AM
How do I turn off local snapshots on Lion Develop Preview ?

QUOTE=ninethirty;12266294]Wow.. I had never noticed this. Turning off local snapshots doubled my available space. Thanks so much for letting me know![/QUOTE]

poobear
Mar 27, 2011, 09:31 AM
How do I turn off local snapshots on Lion Develop Preview ?

QUOTE=ninethirty;12266294]Wow.. I had never noticed this. Turning off local snapshots doubled my available space. Thanks so much for letting me know!
Dude, in System Preferences. I just wrote it.

kftrainer
Mar 27, 2011, 10:05 AM
i apologize i did not go through the whole thread

Dude, in System Preferences. I just wrote it.

PBF
Mar 27, 2011, 11:46 AM
Bug? I would say it is the local backup that's new to 10.7 and set to on by default (System Preference > Time Mashine > Options > Local backup).
Really? Mine was off by default. Also, how do you explain the fact that before uninstalling Xcode I had 149GB of available space and after I uninstalled Xcode, it showed even less space of 113GB?