i have 107GB used but i check every folder and it adds up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mackaveli, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    to 104.7gb instead of 107gb. Im using path finder to get info on the folders on Macintosh HD. is that normal? i know its only 2.3gb but still i like to have as much space as possible.

    Thanks.
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    yes that is normal. Take a look at disk utility click on your HD in the program then look at the used space.

    it is the exact same thing with an empty HD, look at your capactiy in the program
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Are you including (or does Pathfinder include) invisible folders/files?

    /bin
    /opt
    /sbin
    /usr
    /private
    /dev
    /cores

    And on and on..
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    also if you use some downloading programs, they make their own invisible folders
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    Also Spotlight metadata. For a more accurate reading, from the Terminal use:
    Code:
    sudo du -d 1 -c -h /
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Biggest Use of Data - File Vault ???

    EDIT: Wait... is that right??? File Vault does keep a copy of your files doesn't it? I don't remember now...???
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I was under the impression that FileVault simply encrytpted on the fly, I don't beleive it copies your data.
     
  8. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I remember someone saying something about something like that copying your data... like it makes a backup or something.
     

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