Other showing "0" ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Riffbear, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,
    For some reason my other shows 0 KB used tho its taking up most of my HDD space.. Can anyone help rectify this?

    thanks.
     

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    Weaselboy

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    Jan 23, 2005
    #2
    That screen gets its reading from the Spotlight index and yours is corrupt as evidenced by the exabyte movies reading.

    Run the command below in Terminal to reindex Spotlight and you should get accurate readings again.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks but now it says 38 GB on other and 0 on the rest...
    I do have audio and movies on this macbook air...
     

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    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Hmmm... try a command-r boot to recovery then from the recovery screen run Disk Utility and do a disk repair. Then restart and run the Spotlight reindex again.

    Are you sure the reindex was complete when you took that screen shot. It can take a half hour or more.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok it seems to have been fixed now!
    I didnt re start the mac and when I did it seems to be fine.
    Thanking you very much!!
     

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