28Gb in Documents yet Empty?

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  1. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    Documents is taking up 28gb, yet when I go to the folder, it's empty? Any ideas on how to remedy this?
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    Have you run something like Disk Inventory X (free)? Ic can help with a visual representation of what's on the disk. Color coding helps determine where you're looking. Also, try Omnidisk Sweeper (also free).
     
  3. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have not but I will. Thanks.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you talking about seeing 28GB here?

    Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 9.52.43 AM.png

    That includes more than just your Documents folder. If you click manage storage there and select Documents you can see everything it includes.
     
  5. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, when I choose to manage storage and select Documents, I have one file that's 300k. That is all. Emptied trash also.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try running this command in Terminal to reindex Spotlight. Give it time to complete. When the Spotlight index gets corrupted it can make that display be all off, and a reindex will fix it.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  7. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will try it. Thanks.
     

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