Help finding hidden file(s)

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  1. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

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    In doing a manual backup to my Maxtor NAS tonight using Maxtor's utility app, something within the application filled my Mac Mini internal HD. When I look at it from the root level, Finder is showing that there are 6 items, with 5.95 GB available (75GB drive). Yet when I add the total GB for the 6 items it only comes to 30GB. How do I find the other 40 that are missing? There is no partition BTW.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I just tried Whatsize, and am running Inventory X right now, but Whatsize did not reveal anything new that Finder didn't show me. I'm a bit puzzled...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    They'll only show you what you have permission to see. For example, if you have another user account the unaccounted data might be in there.
     
  5. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unless the Maxtor app has the ability to create another user, my 'admin' account is the only user account that I'm aware of.
     
  6. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, with InventoryX I did find the 'Backup' folder that was create and I trashed it.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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