File size doesn't add up, 2 gigs short

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

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    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


    Jul 24, 2009
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    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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