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deepakvrao
Mar 4, 2012, 08:20 PM
The 'About this Mac' shows 5gb free, and the 'Activity Monitor' shows 42gb free. Any idea why?



simsaladimbamba
Mar 4, 2012, 08:21 PM
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating up my space? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1302889) by theSeb (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=478484)

deepakvrao
Mar 4, 2012, 08:29 PM
I'm not worried about the 'Other'. I deleted ALL my movies and videos yesterday, and emptied the Trash too, but the image on the left still shows 32gb of movies. Something wrong there. Maybe a reboot and see?

Edit: Omnidiscsweeper is showing the correct figures though

simsaladimbamba
Mar 4, 2012, 08:30 PM
To find out, where you hard drive capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:

DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/)
OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/)
JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/)
GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/)

Maybe try a combination of several, if you still can't find the "missing" capacity.

deepakvrao
Mar 4, 2012, 08:35 PM
To find out, where you hard drive capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:

DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/)
OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/)
JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/)
GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/)

Maybe try a combination of several, if you still can't find the "missing" capacity.

edited prev post to say that Omnidisksweeper is showing the correct space. Just that the 'About this Mac' is totally wrong. Am going to reboot and see.

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Reboot worked

deepakvrao
Mar 4, 2012, 08:36 PM
Reboot worked

KPOM
Mar 4, 2012, 08:46 PM
Do you have Time Machine activated? If so, it stores some temporary files on your local drive that can be overwritten if necessary. Finder reports the space free, while Disk Utility reports it as used.