Help Figuring Out Used Hard Disk Space?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machomer, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. machomer macrumors regular

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    Can any help me figure out where my HD space has gone? My HD has 148 GB Capacity, and it has 107 GB available. I clicked on Get Info on each of the Items in Finder and it doesn't add up to the 41 GB of used space.
     
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

    Ubuntu

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    #2
    Here ya go. :)
     
  3. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Not used WhatSize, but it looks similar to OmniDiskSweeper, which I do use. I also use Disk Inventory X, which is very pretty!

    However, I don't think any of these utilities will pick up any files which aren't in the account you're running them from (which does make sense from a security point of view). I was struggling for space on my old iBook for months until I eventually realised that my Girlfriend had loaded 5Gb of MP3s onto her account. Neither ODS or DIX spotted that!

    SL
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Quite true, if you don't have permission to see the files in a user directory then these utilities won't size them.
     

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