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Lost GB's on zero out

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MacBH928, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Ok I am running Lion on a macbook.
    my HDD had 50 free GBs. I did a zero out of the empty space, for no reason, using Cclean then i did it using the disk utility.

    Any way, after doing it with Ccleaner i lost 3 GBs. my Get Info shows 47GBs. I thought I would do it again using disk utility it might fix it.

    Is this normal or what? My computer still functions as always , I didn't notice any difference or lost files.
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    Mr. Retrofire

  3. macrumors 65816

    OK I did:
    Invisible items-Are Shown
    Creation Date-Past 2 weeks

    How do you know what stuff to delete? there doesn't seem any big unknown files. Biggest file is a 152mb file and its my iPad backup in iTunes as it seems
  4. macrumors 65816

    I did a disk repair and it told me that the disk was not reading free blocks correctly and now its fixed.

    I booted Lion again, but same results. What is weird is that the "Get Info" is giving me a different size than Disk Utlity, what is going on here?

    Attached Files:

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  6. macrumors 65816

    Thanks for the reply,
    and its not Time Machine as I don't use Time Machine, never did.

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