View Full Version : Lost GB's on zero out

Apr 13, 2012, 01:48 PM
Ok I am running Lion on a macbook.
my HDD had 50 free GBs. I did a zero out of the empty space, for no reason, using Cclean then i did it using the disk utility.

Any way, after doing it with Ccleaner i lost 3 GBs. my Get Info shows 47GBs. I thought I would do it again using disk utility it might fix it.

Is this normal or what? My computer still functions as always , I didn't notice any difference or lost files.

Mr. Retrofire
Apr 14, 2012, 01:24 AM
Any way, after doing it with Ccleaner i lost 3 GBs
Probably just invisible files in invisible directories. Use FAF to find files created in the past few days.

FAF: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30079/find-any-file

Apr 14, 2012, 11:00 AM
OK I did:
Invisible items-Are Shown
Creation Date-Past 2 weeks

How do you know what stuff to delete? there doesn't seem any big unknown files. Biggest file is a 152mb file and its my iPad backup in iTunes as it seems

Apr 15, 2012, 01:38 PM
I did a disk repair and it told me that the disk was not reading free blocks correctly and now its fixed.

I booted Lion again, but same results. What is weird is that the "Get Info" is giving me a different size than Disk Utlity, what is going on here?

Apr 15, 2012, 02:12 PM
Could it be local snapshots (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1208798)?

Apr 15, 2012, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the reply,
and its not Time Machine as I don't use Time Machine, never did.