"bands" folder taking up 106GB??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ArchRedRaider, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ArchRedRaider macrumors newbie

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    I have come across this "bands" folder that contains just a little over 12,000 files/106GB with just a few numbers and letters as names and if I open one of them it appears to be coded text.

    Can I delete any of this? Or what are these files? Im trying to free up some space on my HD and this would be a nice chunk...
     
  2. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    What is the full path? Seems like it could be iTunes content.
     
  3. ArchRedRaider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    /Users/.Adam/Adam.sparsebundle

    and yea my name is Adam
     
  4. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    Are you encrypting your home directory using FileVault? I'm almost positive that's what it is. In which case, it would be a bad idea to delete any (if you even could without some terminal knowledge).
     
  5. ArchRedRaider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I am using FileVault... Would turning it off free the 106gb up? I would test that theory out but I can't even do that because it wants 51gb to turn it off and I only have 46gb available, grant it I could possibly free up enough space.
     
  6. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    That 106Gb is actually all of your stuff in the home directory, just encrypted and in a strange format. You wouldn't gain any space in the end whether you turned it on or off. Randomfile.pages is just encrypted and stuck in some "asd" band. Sorry if this description doesn't make any sense. If you need to gain space, try deleting your unneeded content.

    Good luck, let me know if you have any more problems.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    If you haven't rebooted or logged off in a while you should do that. FileVault will reclaim unused space at logoff.
     

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