Cannot Copy 40GB Of Music. Space available is 80gb, what's the problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Rolfmaomachizli, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors member


    I have been trying to copy 40GB worth of music on my Macbook air. But it keeps telling me I have insufficient disk space, when clearly I have 80GB of free space left.

    What is the problem?

    Feel free to ask for more details on anything!

    Thank you!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Are you sure you have 80GB free disk capacity left, as you have listed 64GB as capacity in your signature?
    Where does it say, you have 80GB left?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    My signature is wrong. I actually have the 120GB SSD. I got info from Macintosh HD. And Daisydisk.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I see. The signature is conflicting anyway, as the 2011 MBA has another GPU and CPU than you listed anyway.

    How do you try to copy the music folder (I guess) from another Mac or external HDD to your MBA then? USB, Ethernet, AirPort, ... ?
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    I'm using an external hard drive to copy it from. To my music library. I select all the albums, copy, and paste it inside the music folder on my mac.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What if you only select half the items or only a third? Do you still get the same message?
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Okay, there definitely is a problem. Daisydisk and The info don't match up! I went to system utilities and it tells me. Ok you know what. I'll lay it out.

    They Say:

    Disk Utility- Available: 28.29GB Used: 92.18 ( I'm definetly not using this much.)

    Macintosh Right Click Info: Available 78.48GB Used: 41.99GB

    What's the problem? I think the computer think it has 28gb of free space left, but the real amount is 78.28gb. Since i have nothing that would take up that much space. This is weird.
  8. macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Tried it. Not the problem. Thanks though.
  10. macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Did you run the disk utility and check for problems?
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  12. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
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  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010

    Well, could you tell what the problem was, then?

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