About this mac storage reading wrong after update.

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by reyalP, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. reyalP macrumors regular

    reyalP

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    After I updated to 10.10.5 my storage shows some inconsistency on my RMB. I don't have near that many apps installed. According to the image below I have around 119 gb of space being used but up above it only shows about 43 GB being used. Is there a way to fix this or do I even need to worry about fixing this? The app portion grew after the update to 10.10.5.

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Run the command below in Terminal to reindex Spotlight and fix this. But it will probably come back. This seems to be borked in Yosemite.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  3. reyalP thread starter macrumors regular

    reyalP

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    Thanks for the response. I re-indexed the entire volume using the guide below and after a reboot it seemed to have fixed the problem. Is there a difference between the terminal command and the way apple instructs you in the guide?

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... same end result. I just find the Terminal command easier to explain on the forums.
     
  5. reyalP thread starter macrumors regular

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