hard drive reads wrong capacity available

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by transientworld, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. transientworld macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    I currently have the mac book pro and when i try and see how much space is available on my hard drive (pressing apple i) it says the wrong amount. it says i've used 70 GB when i know for a fact that i've only used 23 GB.

    i've backed everything up just in case but is there a way to solve this problem?
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Mac OS X can make a lot of invisible files. Restart or shut down and they all get erased. Could be part of your problem if you don't shut it down all the time.

    If not that, yes, back up and call Applecare.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Maybe use OmniDiskSweeper to see where your space is being used. It could be an out-of-control log file or something. :)

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