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Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 07:33 AM
Hello,

I have been trying to copy 40GB worth of music on my Macbook air. But it keeps telling me I have insufficient disk space, when clearly I have 80GB of free space left.

What is the problem?

Feel free to ask for more details on anything!

Thank you!
Nick.



simsaladimbamba
Sep 28, 2011, 07:37 AM
Are you sure you have 80GB free disk capacity left, as you have listed 64GB as capacity in your signature?
Where does it say, you have 80GB left?

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 07:39 AM
Are you sure you have 80GB free disk capacity left, as you have listed 64GB as capacity in your signature?
Where does it say, you have 80GB left?

My signature is wrong. I actually have the 120GB SSD. I got info from Macintosh HD. And Daisydisk.

simsaladimbamba
Sep 28, 2011, 07:43 AM
My signature is wrong. I actually have the 120GB SSD. I got info from Macintosh HD. And Daisydisk.

I see. The signature is conflicting anyway, as the 2011 MBA has another GPU and CPU than you listed anyway.

How do you try to copy the music folder (I guess) from another Mac or external HDD to your MBA then? USB, Ethernet, AirPort, ... ?

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 07:46 AM
I'm using an external hard drive to copy it from. To my music library. I select all the albums, copy, and paste it inside the music folder on my mac.

simsaladimbamba
Sep 28, 2011, 07:49 AM
I'm using an external hard drive to copy it from. To my music library. I select all the albums, copy, and paste it inside the music folder on my mac.

What if you only select half the items or only a third? Do you still get the same message?

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 08:08 AM
Okay, there definitely is a problem. Daisydisk and The info don't match up! I went to system utilities and it tells me. Ok you know what. I'll lay it out.

They Say:

Disk Utility- Available: 28.29GB Used: 92.18 ( I'm definetly not using this much.)

Macintosh Right Click Info: Available 78.48GB Used: 41.99GB

What's the problem? I think the computer think it has 28gb of free space left, but the real amount is 78.28gb. Since i have nothing that would take up that much space. This is weird.

SeanU
Sep 28, 2011, 08:44 AM
Try emptying your trash bin.

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 08:44 AM
Try emptying your trash bin.

Tried it. Not the problem. Thanks though.

SeanU
Sep 28, 2011, 08:47 AM
Did you run the disk utility and check for problems?

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 08:50 AM
Yes I have.

simsaladimbamba
Sep 28, 2011, 08:50 AM
Take a look at DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/), OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/), JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/) or GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/) to see where your SSD space went to.

Rolfmaomachizli
Sep 28, 2011, 08:56 AM
Take a look at DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/), OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/), JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/) or GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/) to see where your SSD space went to.

Thanks it worked! Thank you for your help!

racketeer71
Sep 28, 2011, 09:15 AM
Thanks it worked! Thank you for your help!


Well, could you tell what the problem was, then?