available disk space discrepency

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by thisisthebaus, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. thisisthebaus macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Finder says 82,46 gb available
    About this mac says 76,78 gb available

    About this mac also says that 5,68 gb is taken under "Backups"

    82,46 - 76,78 - 5,68 = 0

    My time machine is up to date, so I have no idea that 5,68 gig has to go to.

    Can someone tell me what that 5,68 gb is, where it is located and why it's taking disk space while everything is backed up on time machine?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    That seems to be "Mobile Backups" doing its thing. Why it is still taking up space on your mobile disk when there exists a recent actual Backup to an external disk, I don't know. Possibly a feature, maybe a bug.

    The files are located under /.MobileBackups/

    You can enter sudo du -sh /.MobileBackups/ in the Terminal, to calculate the size of that folder.
  3. laflores macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
    Costa Rica
    Thanks a lot, this thing was driving me crazy!

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