Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbennettjr, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. jbennettjr, Aug 5, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

    jbennettjr macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    So I was messing around today and I looked to see how much hard drive space I have left. I looked and for some weird reason it shows that I have 262GB's of Other? Any idea what this could be. I have looked at the size of my videos I have imported all my picutres and music and it gets no where near this much data. Any help would be great! Thanks! BTW This is a MacBook Pro 2011 500GB HD, 2.0 GHz, 4GB Ram.
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    I'm guessing Other is your free space. You can verify this by looking at the Get Info window (right-click or Control+click) for your hard drive (Macintosh HD?).

    I use GrandPerspective to give me a graphical representation of what is taking up space, represented by squares in squares (folders in folders). It's been a while since I've ran the app, but I don't think it shows free space as part of the result.
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    The System Profiler is wonky. Get Daisy Disk or Disk Ring to check out your drive contents.
  4. jbennettjr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    Ok thanks, I did this but it only shows 118GB free. I will download programs when I get home from work. But still weird.

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