About this mac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 3bs, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. 3bs
    macrumors 603

    3bs

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    #1
    For some reason when I go to About This Mac> More Info> Storage, The amount it says is Free(58gb) is actually different from the amount that's free in the bottom of a Finder window(69gb). I think In About this mac it's also counting the backups while in finder it's not cause backups is about 10gb at the moment. Why is this happening and why do I have these backups (which I think are the local snapshots for time machine) when my laptop is almost always connected to my time capsule??
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    #2
    This explains how local snapshots work: http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/30.html

    They are stored regardless of whether or not you are currently connected to your Time Machine backups as long as you have Time Machine turned on and are using a laptop. It's so you can disconnect from your backup and be able to access your most recent backups if necessary.
     
  3. 3bs
    thread starter macrumors 603

    3bs

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    #3
    Thanks CK. Some useful info on that link
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    Oporto, Portugal
    #4
    Excellent link. Thanks.
     

Share This Page