HELP - size of all files on my HD and the actual HD-size does not correspond

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  1. ieanpure@hotmai macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    Please have a look on the attached images. You will see that the capacity of my HD is shown as full, but if you sum up all the files in all the visible and non visible folders of my HD (see screenshots) it only gives you 48 GB as a result.

    Have a MacMini 74 GB HD, 1,42 PPC G4, 512MB RAM, OS X 10.4.4.

    Where is the missing HD-space? Even if I delete many files, the empty space will be taken again shortly after.

    Thank you for helping me -

    cri
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does restarting get the space back, even if it's temporary?
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    check your log files to see if their is a crash log going out of control
     
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  5. ieanpure@hotmai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately not...
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: See, they're looking right at it!
     
  7. ieanpure@hotmai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW - HD-space is back again!

    YES! I got my HD-space back. I run an application which is called Onyx (http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/german.html) and now everything is fine. I send you both files I made in terminal before and after, but unfortunately I don't know the file which took so much space and I don't know either why it was not displayed anywhere.

    Thanx to everybody

    cri
     

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  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    well your library was taking up 25GB now it is only taking 3
    which means you had a log file going out of control.

    don't be surprised if it comes back, could be a crash log
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  10. ieanpure@hotmai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    23 GB?

    why didn't it show up in the results either of disk inventory, what size and in apple+i on the library folder?

    strange, don't you think so?! :)

    what is a crash log??

    cri
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Your picture on the left, the results of du before Onyx, shows the root Library at 25GB. Could be cache or a log in /Library/Logs/ or something else altogether not right.. Since it was "fixed" by Onyx, it's most likely cache or a log.
     

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