Everything is other

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  1. Trebuin
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    Trebuin

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    Searched google and the forums to no avail, maybe I'm getting old. Anyhow:

    Under "About this Mac"
    More info
    Storage Tab
    Entire drive usage is marked as "other"
    Zero KB on Audio, Movies, Photos, and Apps
    Bootcamp I can understand, but OSX, anyone have a clue how it determines this or how to update?
     
  2. steezy1337
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    i woulda thought it'd be to do with what the file extensions are, i.e if it's .mp3 it'll tag it as music etc.
     
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    I thought of that and possibly file location, but if either were true, I'd have more than 0kb apps installed at least.
     
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    One reason why this can happen is if you have have prevented Spotlight from indexing the drive.
     
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    I think I did do that...I'll reengage it and see if it changes things.
     
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    Bingo, re-enabling indexing created the dataset required to populate the details of the storage space.
     

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