Only 40 GB free???

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Ironduke, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Nov 12, 2006
    I have a macbook air running ML on its 120 GB I have recently been stripping everything out to make space

    Applications 7.5GB
    Library 4.2 GB
    System 5.5 GB
    Users 11.1

    total 28.3 GB

    yet I only have 46GB free??

    any help?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X

    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
  3. macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2010
    Go to the Apple in the menubar - press on About This Mac.

    In the window that opens click the storage tab & check how much is showing under backups.

    Posted too late (-:
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    How much space was there before stripping the unused files? Did you simply move files to trash and delete or you used apps?

    It happened to me where I used some app to 'erase free disk space' and got my hard drive full even though there was nothing on it.

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