Desktop hard drive info...

iHarris

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Dec 9, 2007
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Okay, on my Hackintosh at home this doesn't happen, but on my MacBook Pro (unibody) this is happening with my hard drive icon on my desktop.


I want to be able to see the total free space, and not have a "..." there.

Anyone know what to do?
 

miles01110

macrumors Core
Jul 24, 2006
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The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Changing the size of the font is one way, the hardcore way...

Navigate to

Code:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
Locate the file that is called Localizable.strings and make a copy of it and store it elsewhere on your disk before you modify anything. Open it in your favorite text editor.

I can't remember what line it is, but do a search for the word "free" and then delete it from the line that looks like it is the right one (it should be obvious and look something like "^0, ^1 free" ). Save the file.

Launch Terminal, enter the command

Code:
killall Finder
and you should have something like:

232.7 GB, 97.48 GB
 
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iHarris

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 9, 2007
8
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Changing the size of the font is one way, the hardcore way...

Navigate to

Code:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
Locate the file that is called Localizable.strings and make a copy of it and store it elsewhere on your disk before you modify anything. Open it in your favorite text editor.

I can't remember what line it is, but do a search for the word "free" and then delete it from the line that looks like it is the right one (it should be obvious and look something like "^0, ^1 free" ). Save the file.

Launch Terminal, enter the command

Code:
killall Finder
and you should have something like:

232.7 GB, 97.48 GB
Just delete the entire line that "free" is on?
 
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iHarris

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 9, 2007
8
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Remove the word 'free'.

Or do what spinnerlys said, except if you have the window I have attached, then you should increase the grid spacing as well.
Grid spacing was what did it.

Thanks a lot.
 
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