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Old Aug 23, 2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Show Free Space in Hard Drive Icon

Hi, this is a short and stupid question, but how do you enable the HD icon on the desktop to show both the free and total space of the drive? Right now all I have is the total size of the hard drive, but I swear before I had both the free space as well as the total space of the HD. Thanks!
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 03:10 PM   #2
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In Finder, select View/View Options from your Menubar, and you'll see an option to 'Show item info'. Tick the tick box and you'll be able to see the information you desire.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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The "Show Item Info" is checked, yet all I see is the total space of the drive, not the free space. I tried toggling that option off and on again, but to no avail.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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I was just about to ask this question too. My free space seems to have disappeared, and only total space is shown now.
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Hi, this is a short and stupid question, but how do you enable the HD icon on the desktop to show both the free and total space of the drive? Right now all I have is the total size of the hard drive, but I swear before I had both the free space as well as the total space of the HD. Thanks!
Thats odd. I am using 10.4.10 and after I checked the option I see first the total space, then free space. Please describe 'before'.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 08:18 PM   #6
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Are you using administrator accounts? It doesn't work for some reason with non-admin accounts (longstanding issue).

My standard account:


My admin account:
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 10:09 PM   #7
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On my non-admin account my Mac partition only shows total space but all of my removable drives show total space and amount free.
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If you need to monitor several drives, or want something faster than doing a Get-Info on each drive, use iStat Pro. You can set it to monitor just what you want.
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Only total space will be shown on read-only volumes like NTFS drives.
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Only total space will be shown on read-only volumes like NTFS drives.
Look at the date on the thread....
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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I just did a clean install and under my HDD I can see "219 GB...GB free" how can I get so I can see full text or just how much is free instead of capacity and then how much free space I have?
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 05:54 AM   #12
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On desktop
Secondary click > show view option > increase Grid spacing.
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Mine works with everything thats attached...USB drives Sticks NAS the lot
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