Hard drive space incorrectly reported?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dmk1974, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020

    dmk1974

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    On my 2011 13" MBA, I see a pretty big disparity in how much space I have on my machine. In the drive "Info" it says I am using 46 GB. In the "About this Mac" storage section, I am using about 74 GB. When I created a fresh TimeMachine backup, it was about 61 GB.

    Do I have some cache or something somewhere? My trash bin is empty. Attached are screen shots. Thanks!
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    For space issues, there are a few things you can try:
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    its the backups

    they only show inthe about this mac screen and not when your command I the driver in finder


    to remove backups do a time machine backup or disable time machines entirely
     
  4. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020

    dmk1974

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    Thanks! I didn't know that TimeMachine backed up locally to the same drive (seems kinda stupid?). I frequently connect my external USB drive for the TM backups anyway.

    I ran that script and then toggled TimeMachine off then back on. My "About this Mac" space changed drastically and basically matched the drive info. THANKS!!!
     

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  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    np it is kinda stupid but in a way they local snapshots for timemachine probably makes the backup faster becasue its already saved all the changes since the last backup locally
     

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