Disk size issues?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ninethirty, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone noticed with Lion that the amount of available space being reported is seriously off? On my MBA, which I store almost nothing on, it's telling me that I'm using around 80 gigs of space, with about 40 available.

    When I install WhatSize to check this out a little more closely, it looks like I'm using about 30 gigs total.. not 80, and I'm finding this strange.

    Cheers!
     
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    Goldfrapp

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    Same here. It's a known bug.

    Don't worry, your drive ain't shrinking. :p
     
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    poobear

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    Bug? I would say it is the local backup that's new to 10.7 and set to on by default (System Preference > Time Mashine > Options > Local backup).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow.. I had never noticed this. Turning off local snapshots doubled my available space. Thanks so much for letting me know!

     
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    kftrainer

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    Turning off local snapshots ?

    How do I turn off local snapshots on Lion Develop Preview ?

    QUOTE=ninethirty;12266294]Wow.. I had never noticed this. Turning off local snapshots doubled my available space. Thanks so much for letting me know![/QUOTE]
     
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    poobear

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    Dude, in System Preferences. I just wrote it.
     
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    kftrainer

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    Local Snapshots

    i apologize i did not go through the whole thread

     
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    Goldfrapp

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    Really? Mine was off by default. Also, how do you explain the fact that before uninstalling Xcode I had 149GB of available space and after I uninstalled Xcode, it showed even less space of 113GB?
     

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