Discrepancies in free Hard Drive size?

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  1. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

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    Lately I've noticed that "other" has been slowly creeping up to 75gb

    I've read up a bit and turned off time machine then re verified my disk and repaired, then deleted unwanted/old files with omnidisk and have gained 35gb (was 25gb before using omni).

    Omnidisk now says that my drive is used to 362gb , however about this mac says that I've used 390gb - Where would I find this "missing" 38gb :confused:

    Also since the clean up "other" is still showing as 75gb

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    Any ideas?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
     
  3. Fuzzy.Dunlop thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, i'll have a play - between writing posts other has increased by 700mb:confused:
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I would suspect something like an app filling the log file. See the link in my first post, but don't rule out other possibilities.
     
  5. Fuzzy.Dunlop thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried the above and am still at 75gb, when I open omni I get this

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    Looks like a trip to the apple store or a clean install of everything
     

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