File size doesn't add up, 2 gigs short

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by harry*333, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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    #1
    I have an old white macbook, running OS X 10.4.11
    Under "Macintosh HD" in Finder the file sizes are
    Application Support- 580kb
    Applications - 5.71gb
    Developer - 160kb
    Library - 3.68gb
    System - 1.57gb
    Users - 38.85
    Total - 49.81gb
    Yet it says I've used 52.70gb out of 55.57gb
    I downloaded Disk Inventory X but it says the same thing
    So is this a miscalculation by OS X or are there some other files somewhere that I'm not adding in my total?
     
  2. harry*333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Let me guess, you have 2GB of RAM? Don't forget about the sleepimage file in private/var/vm if you have safe sleep enabled.
     

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