320GB hard disc is full, but only 112GB of data used

cymad

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Apr 25, 2012
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As you can see OmniDiskSweeper could only find 112GB of Data. The same goes for the Programme WhatSize.
I don't know what these 143GB of music should be either. I've got 11GB of music in my iTunes library, and maybe 10GB of video files on my mac. The rest i pictures etc. Wherever I looked online it said that these programmes would tell me where my storage capacity is being eaten, but they all fail to do so. TimeCapsule function is switched off.

Hope someone can help.
Cheers
 

willfurnell

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Feb 24, 2011
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So TimeMachine is definitely not backing up to the same drive as all your stuff is stored on? (The one full up).
 

cymad

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Apr 25, 2012
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If I go to System Preferences; time Machine, then it is shown as switched off. Didn't do any further checks. Is there a command with which I can get rid of any time machine backups (if there are any).
 

shelob8888

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Sep 24, 2009
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If I go to System Preferences; time Machine, then it is shown as switched off. Didn't do any further checks. Is there a command with which I can get rid of any time machine backups (if there are any).
it's not TimeMachine because in the "about this mac" window, there is a color for backups. and that color isn't present.

the "other" section is just that, files other than audio, movies, photos, apps, and backups. so documents, caches, temp files, etc.

have you tried DaisyDisk? this app is supposed to be great for troubleshooting your exact situation and is actually half off in the app store right now.

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I've got 11GB of music in my iTunes library...
i also think it is interesting that you mention music, but the graph shows no audio...
 

cymad

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Apr 25, 2012
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Thanks guys.
I've got 143GB free again :)

I'm way to ashamed to tell you what it was....lol
Fine - My Brother nicked my macbook some time ago to do Video editing on the admin account rather than my account name...Hence why the files never showed up unless I used admin mode. He had 140GB of iMovie Files.
 

cymad

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Apr 25, 2012
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i also think it is interesting that you mention music, but the graph shows no audio...
Hi, Yeah that is wierd. The "Other" is still present though. 2012-06-11 10.46.50 am.png

Is this maybe the reason why my iTunes sometimes takes 900MB of ram when I listen to music? That something is wrong and although their are nearly all MP3 Files, that somehow they aren't properly seen as music by the OS?
cheers
 

shelob8888

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Sep 24, 2009
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He had 140GB of iMovie Files.
that's a good amount, glad you figured it out!!!

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The "Other" is still present though.
could these music files also be on the admin side? and you still happen to have access to them? that might explain why the graph doesn't show them, but I wouldn't worry about it if your files play fine :)
 
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