Available memory issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boynigel, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. boynigel macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2009
    my old G4 desktop is running 10.4.11. i recently had to do an erase and install due to various reasons. after reloading my iPhoto library i was told that my disk was almost full. i should note that i was expecting to have at least 16 gigs of free space when all was done because that's where i was at before my erase and reinstall procedure. it's an 80 gig factory HD BTW. upon double clicking on my HD, oddly, it says i still have 73 gigs of space left- which makes no sense given the amount of photos and videos that were just reloaded. but then when i click on to my Pictures folder i'm told i've only have 140 MB. what gives?
  2. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    Click on the HD icon and hit command + I. What does it say as far as capacity and used memory? Use the same command and make sure you didn't duplicate a large file or folder. That's all I can think of that it could be. Good Luck.
  3. boynigel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2009
    tried that. here's what i got:

    the HD says the capacity is 76.69 GB, and that there's 73.83 GB available.

    yet, my Pictures folder which holds all the iPhoto lists its size as 41.43 GB

    basic math tells us that this is all wrong and makes no sense. this is the last thing i'd expect from a newly reformatted system.

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