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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Parallels and "other" memory use.

So recently on my iMac i have started using Parallels to run windows 7, i didnt get it all right the first time and had to delete my virtual machine once or twice and create a new one.

A day or so after this i realised the free space on my HDD was low (well not low just a large sum lower) (611 of 999GB's used)

After checking my memory under, Apple > About this mac > More info > Memory

I saw Audio (18.6GB) Movies (72.54GB) Photos (9.65GB) Apps (25.82GB) and 261GB's under "other"

I suspected that is where Parallel's left its footprint and but after checking my Parelles folder i only saw one file about 60GB's how can i find what else is in this other section of memory, and is it possible that my previous virtual machines that i "deleted" are still on my HDD somewhere ?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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I don't have Lion to check, but does it really say "Memory"?
Because "memory" is not the same as "hard drive capacity":
What is Computer Memory? RAM vs Hard Drive
RAM vs. Hard Disk

Anyway: Take a look at DiskInventory X (will not work in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion), OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see where your HDD space went to.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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ah, storage is the correct term sorry.

thanks ill be sure to check those apps out.
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