Hard Drive space does not add up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by manamana, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. manamana macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2013
    I just got a warning saying my internal HD was almost full. When I started cleaning the folders, I realized the numbers do not add up.

    Finder reports that my User folder is 865 GB but when I add the folder is almost exactly 500 GB less than that.

    When I view the storage tab in 'about this mac' it lists 500 GB as 'other'.

    Anyone know what the problem might be and how to fix this?

    Thank you.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity

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