Crazy discrepancy in free SSD space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by deepakvrao, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. deepakvrao
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    The 'About this Mac' shows 5gb free, and the 'Activity Monitor' shows 42gb free. Any idea why?
     

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  2. deepakvrao
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    I'm not worried about the 'Other'. I deleted ALL my movies and videos yesterday, and emptied the Trash too, but the image on the left still shows 32gb of movies. Something wrong there. Maybe a reboot and see?

    Edit: Omnidiscsweeper is showing the correct figures though
     
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  4. deepakvrao
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    edited prev post to say that Omnidisksweeper is showing the correct space. Just that the 'About this Mac' is totally wrong. Am going to reboot and see.

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    Reboot worked
     
  5. deepakvrao
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    Do you have Time Machine activated? If so, it stores some temporary files on your local drive that can be overwritten if necessary. Finder reports the space free, while Disk Utility reports it as used.
     

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