Hard drive usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sdmac, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. sdmac macrumors member

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    Okay. I have a Macbook PRO 17" with a 160GB hard drive.

    When I click on the "Macintosh" icon on my desktop and "get info" it says that my capacity is 148.73GB and that I've used 134.28GB only leaving me 14.45GB of availability.

    For the life of me I can't figure out how the 134GB is calculated. If I click on my username and "get info" the folder size is 103GB. So where is the other 30GB used up at?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not really. It's not free, and is missing some basic features (for example, deleting a file from within the app).
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I think everyone else is missing what you're asking. Get Info on your username shows only what your own account is using. The other 30GB (assuming there's only one account) are taken up by the OS, applications and other support files.
     
  5. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    DaisyDisk is awesome! It gives you a cool view of your disk.

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