Finder doesn't know how to calculate filesizes?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LordMelkor, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. LordMelkor macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    I came across something unusual today... I did "Get Info" on a particular file, and found that finder reports:

    Size: 113.3 MB on disk (113,292,938 bytes)

    but that's not right is it? I was under the impression that 1024 bytes = 1 KB, and 1024 KB = 1 MB, so 1048576 bytes = 1 MB (google confirms this)

    Has anyone encountered this? And is this just a blooper by Mac? I'm running Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6)
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    SL calculates it to be more human readable. It was one of the new features. (Article)
  3. LordMelkor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008

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