Gaining 75 GB disk space after updating to Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mac Hammer Fan, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502

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    I ran Snow Leopard and after upgrading to Lion, I have now 100 GB free disk space instead of 25 GB. How can his be? I don't seem to have lost applications or documents.
     
  2. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    its probably the removal of rosetta that allowed you to get some free space back but that is a lot
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It's either that, or you might have removed your restore partition? Did you do a complete wipe and install? That much space sounds like you removed it.
     
  4. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to say there might of been a big bulit up of system logs and when you upgraded to 10.7 it deleted them
    I've herd that some times that happens,
     
  5. Mac Hammer Fan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I installed Lion upon Snow Leopard (no clean install)
     
  6. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    Restore partition is only like a gig, it would not have 75 gigs to it, so that sounds totaly off.


    Did you upgrade from 10.4 to 10.5 to 10.6 and used the app store 10.7 via the upgrade system?


    because I think its just files that were removed form os Upgrads and other things, and log files.
     
  7. Mac Hammer Fan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I went from 10.5 to 10.6 and have now upgraded to 10.7 using the App Store
     
  8. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    Has to be extra files it found from 10.5 and 10.6 and lots of log files, I doubt its nothing to worry about, also I know 10.6 rounds the numbers diffrently it uses base tens and not the regular system where each 8 bits is a bite or something

    Honestly I would be be concered because there is nothing to go off, Just be happy!

    well unless you are missing files, are you missing anything?
     
  9. Mac Hammer Fan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It seems that I have all my applications and documents. The disk is only 240 GB (SSD). I am really surprised that I now have nearly 40% free disk space.:)
     
  10. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    Be super happy then if everything is there!

    and forget about it lol
     
  11. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Rosetta is a very small binary, less than 3 MB.

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    The restore partition does not require 75 GB. Or do you download such a large OS from the Mac App Store?
     

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