Harddrive space keeps disappearing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sebisworld, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I am soooo pissed right now. I have an 80 GB drive (74,5). Yesterday I had 6 GB free space, so I decided to burn some stuff on DVD and remove it from the drive. I managed to free up 4 GB, leaving me with 10 GB. I put my Mac to sleep, woke it up, surfed a bit and now it shows that I have just 8 GB left.
    I already emptied the trashcan and repaired privileges.

    I checked all the visible folders in my Home Directory, they have a total of 46,1 GB in them. Curiously enough, Panther shows just above 50 GB for the Users directory, but I am the only user and I sure hope that there can't be that many hidden files. But it gets even worse: All the folders in / (Applications, Users, Library, ...) make up a total of 60 GB - but Disk Utility claims that I have used 68 GB.

    I don't know whether that accounts for Virtual Memory, but even including it (5,7 GB) leaves two GB.

    I think with Panther I could even fill 1TB.

    *confused*
    Sebastian
     
  2. Mac|caM macrumors member

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    I've been having the same problem lately. I don't know what causes it, but I've found that restarting gets back the space for some reason.
     
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a

    csubear

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    Aug 22, 2003
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    to find your disk usage the best way is to go the terminal and type

    cd /
    sudo du -h -d 1 *

    that will give you the disk usage for all the dir in the root
     

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