Finder reporting wrong file sizes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scissorband, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. scissorband macrumors member

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    Every file I view in Finder is reporting the wrong file size. For example if I'm viewing a 134,000,000 byte size file, Finder will say it's 134 megabytes when it should be closer to 128.8 megabytes. This is especially a problem with larger file sizes when I have to burn CDs/DVDs and I see the wrong file size, etc. But when I do 'du -sh filename' it reports the correct size in readable form (like 128.8 for 134 million bytes). How do I make Finder display the correct file size?
     
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    Snow Leopard and therefore Finder reports file sizes in MB, GB and TB, meaning 1000MB is 1GB, and not 1024MiB is 1GiB.

    It uses the base 10 and not the binary base 2.

    MRoogle will give you some threads about this issue.
     
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