Applications reading 64GB free, however disk utility only shows 16GB

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  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I cannot install a game I'm trying to play because of insufficient space, what can I do?

    Thanks guys?
     
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  3. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have, I have deleted a lot of stuff. Everything else is just documents and music, I have 100GB total
     
  4. heyadrian macrumors member

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    drop to terminal and do a 'df -h'

    that brings back the real space available...

    ALSO don't forget that if you don't clear trash, that you officially haven't freed up that space.

    Don't forget:

    Webbrowser Cache
    User Cache
    Font Cache
    System Caches i.e. kext cache
    System Logs

    etc.. but if you aren't sure what you're deleting, rule of thumb.. DON'T :D
     
  5. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, I have deleted all my downloads folder, all my applications, all my music and movies. I can't delete anything else guys, but my disk space is still reading that

    Not sure if it has anything to so with me running mavericks? Just a little confused by it all guys, I can't find system cache or any of that stuff


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  6. Synaesthesia242 macrumors member

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    You have to empty the trash to reclaim the space. ;)

    All your applications? You might wanna put a few of them back before you empty that trash, as well as some other stuff.
     
  7. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Figured it out, it was time machine backing up to my local disk drive!


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    Of course I know to empty trash, sorry but the thought of someone giving me that advice is insulting lol


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  8. pieterv macrumors newbie

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    If you really think there should be more free space then do a "repair disk" on the partition, If it's still incorrect then either you're just wrong about it being wrong or I can't help you.
     
  9. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dude, I said I fixed it hours ago....

    Thanks anyway !
     

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