Aluminum MacBook full HD, that isn't!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by snatchblock, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. snatchblock macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jan 28, 2010

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