Desktop hard drive info...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iHarris, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. iHarris macrumors newbie

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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.

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

    Anyone know what to do?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    Finder > Desktop > right click > Show View Options (CMD+J) > Label Position > Right
    Or decrease the text size.

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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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
     
  4. iHarris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just delete the entire line that "free" is on?
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    #5
    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.
     

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  6. iHarris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Grid spacing was what did it.

    Thanks a lot.
     

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