About This Mac info incorrect

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Dreamer2go, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Hello all...
    I just bought and received my new retina macbook pro...

    I was messing around with the computer, and only download some music off my "Purchased" iTunes section...

    How come in "About This Mac", the information displayed seems way off? I have 169.1MB, but it says I have 1.38GB of Audio?
    Even Garageband used 3XX~MB.... and I don't even have any "Movies" nor "Photos" in my computer.... I JUST unboxed it and downloaded Chrome, 161.MB worth of iTunes purchased music.... and that's it!

    What's wrong with this info? I don't want to reinstall my mac just for this reason!

    Thanks for your help!

    PS: I searched the forums already, and googled... none of the answer really helps.

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  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    There is nothing wrong with that result. The "About This Mac" info looks over your entire hard drive and makes note of every audio file it finds, not just your music or whatever and lists that as a result.

    Every AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, MID, etc... No matter if its a system file, a file installed by an application for its own use, your iTunes library, samples for audio programs, etc..
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity

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