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Lost GB after clean install of ML?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by DJnaknik, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie


    I did a clean install of ML yesteday om my new Macbook Air 2012/128gb/4 ram

    and I noticed that all was left from my 128 gb is 107 gb/
    where did 21gb go???

    all i downloaded was VLC and Chrome.

    Thank you.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper, it will provide a sorted list of files/folders to see where your space went
  3. macrumors newbie

    i did...

    i did. and it says that 6GB is going for -Private->VAR->VM->Sleepimage.

    what does that mean? and how do i get it into the trash?

    Thank you. again.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Do you by any chance have 6 GB of RAM?

    If so, my best guess is that that space is reserved for when you hibernate your mac.
    (The RAM has to be put somewhere.)
  5. macrumors newbie

    I have 4 i think.
    the sleepimage file is actually 4.3GB and i also have swapfiles that weigh the rest.

    is that normal?
    I dont remember noticing that on Lion.

  6. macrumors demi-god


    It is normal and you always had it and just did not see it as it is a hidden file. Your problem lies elsewhere.
  7. DJnaknik, Jul 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Im happy to hear its Normal.
    Should I delete or leave it be?

    thanks again.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Maybe the recovery partition? I don't know how big it is, but you might want to check disk utility.
  9. macrumors demi-god


    Leave it be.

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