28Gb in Documents yet Empty?

Rocko99991

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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?
 

kohlson

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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).
 

Rocko99991

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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).
I have not but I will. Thanks.
 

Weaselboy

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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?
Are you talking about seeing 28GB here?

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That includes more than just your Documents folder. If you click manage storage there and select Documents you can see everything it includes.
 

Rocko99991

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Are you talking about seeing 28GB here?

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That includes more than just your Documents folder. If you click manage storage there and select Documents you can see everything it includes.
Yes, when I choose to manage storage and select Documents, I have one file that's 300k. That is all. Emptied trash also.
 

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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 /
 

Rocko99991

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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 /
I will try it. Thanks.
 
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