Macintosh HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mauly, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've noticed in the "post your desktop thread" that some people have under Macintosh HD on the desktop a space used/free indicator!!!

    Anyone know how to do this?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Click somewhere on the Desktop. Choose View -> Show View Options (cmd-J) and check the "Show item info" box. :)
     
  3. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Wow that is cool! I've been using OS X for 2 years now and had no idea that it could do that! Learn something new every day huh?
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't work very well at all. It only seems to update when you log in or relaunch the Finder. It's nearly useless because of how infrequently it updates.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah... it's not useless, and it gives you an ide of how much space that was available. And it also gives you other, more useful, information like image sizes and number of items in folders. :)
     
  6. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Haha. cool I tried it. Although its networked drives on the desktop come up as false info. lol.
    (I am on a G3 powerbook right now)
    The G5 HDD is seen as 233GB with 37GB free... When really the 37 is what's used... I think. Or it's completely screwed up
    lol
     
  7. aspro macrumors 6502

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    It would be a much cooler feature if it updated live :)

    perhaps in leopard??
     
  8. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat kinda, mine went from 185GB free to 32GB free!!! the funny thing is I cleared 3GB of stuff before it went down.... lol

    I assume as my finder says 187! thats the right amount?
     

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