After Reinstall, I'm missing 60GB

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jordii, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. jordii macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I recently did a fresh install of system software (10.6.8). I copied back my home folder and apps, and a few prefs, plus reinstalled all third party inits. Things seem to be running just fine. But 60GB of data are unaccounted for.


    That's a lot of data. Can anyone recommend cataloging software that will let me compare my hard drive against the backup drive to account for that gap? I don't need every single file accounted for, just a way to spot big variations.

    I'm about two days after the backup, so I'd have to assume spotlight indexing is done, so that's not the reason....
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Just use OmniDiskSweeper or GrandPerspective to see where big files are being stored. I don't know of any that directly compare directories, but with either of those, you could scan each and then compare the results.


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