A LOT of HDD space missing.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nadavvadan, May 3, 2010.

  1. nadavvadan macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks for reading this.
    So here's my problem -
    I have a 24" 2.66Ghz 4GB RAM iMac with 640GBs of internal HDD space, and a 2TB external drive I use to store stuff.
    about a month ago i tried partitioning the drive during an ubuntu install, and it messed the [external] drive up.
    I have had some more problems caused by the install (OS X didn't boot, didn't show up when restarting+alt etc.), so I had backed up my entire internal drive to my 2TB external one, and re-formatted my HDD.
    everything went back to normal, till i noticed i have ~600GBs missing from my 2TB drive.
    I tried iPartition and it shows that i have 20KBs or something like that that are used by the filesystem, and no other partitions (so my drive has one partition and everything's supposed to be there).
    I'll provide you with a DW log shortly.
    what can i do to get my 600GBs back?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #2
    Have you tried booting of your OS X disks and then repairing permissions?
     
  3. nadavvadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't thought of that...
    will try it asap.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #4
    I lost some HD space after incorrectly removing bootcamp partition. Permissions repair sorted it all out.
     

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