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Only 40 GB free???

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

  1. macrumors 65816

    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 demi-god


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  3. macrumors regular

    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

    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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