Deleted files not recovering disk space

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  1. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running 10.15 on my mid-2012 rMBP. After install, I was left with less than 500MB disk space. I deleted several large downloads, and also deleted WoW (48GB), but it seems the OS is not recognizing the free space correctly. DaisyDisk doesn't seem to be working well either. Anyone else in the same boat? Appreciate any help in advance - many thanks. S
     
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  3. sammy2066 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, good to hear - perhaps DP2 fixes this.
     
  4. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    The space is likely retained in their snapshots.
     
  5. tywebb13, Jun 6, 2019
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    tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    There are 2 places now where the snapshots are stored due to the system being separated now.

    In terminal list them separately with

    tmutil listlocalsnapshots /

    tmutil listlocalsnapshots /System/Volumes/Data

    If you wish you can then manually delete them with

    tmutil deletelocalsnapshots <snapshot_date>
     
  6. sammy2066 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers - I’ll try this later today and report back.
     

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