Aluminum MacBook full HD, that isn't!

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  1. snatchblock macrumors newbie

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    Help, please, I have my old and faithful Mac book, (13 inch 2.4Ghz intel core duo, 3gb memory, 250 HD.)which runs perfectly well, but when I run Disk Utility I am informed that the HD capacity is 238.24GB, Available 45.75GB, Used 192.48 GB.

    When I use grand perspective, and disk inventory I am told that there is only about 40.5 GB used.

    Using the get info facility, I can find out that;
    Applications = 6.16 GB
    System files =135MB
    Library=. 8.5GB
    Resources = 26 Bytes
    Users =. 18.9 GB
    System =. 4.92 GB


    I have run verify disk etc, erase free space, and even the maintenance scripts, nothing helps.
    What is going on? How do I get the machine to find all the free space?
    Oh yes, I am running 10.7.3, and everything is up to date.
    Any help gratefully accepted!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion 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:
     
  3. snatchblock thread starter macrumors newbie

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