Finder doesn't know how to calculate filesizes?

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

  1. LordMelkor macrumors newbie

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    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

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    #2
    SL calculates it to be more human readable. It was one of the new features. (Article)
     
  3. LordMelkor thread starter macrumors newbie

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