Help with lost HD space

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  1. chemdoc93 macrumors newbie

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    I am running OS X (10.6.8) with 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 GB RM. I have a 1 TB internal HD that shows 999.86 GB Capacity. Finder indicates that I only have 27.53 GB available, and have used 972.33 GB. I used omni sweeper to help find large files (both hidden and visible):

    Output:

    152.4 GB Users
    6.7 GB Library
    4.3 GB Applications
    2.4 GB System
    1.2 GB Private
    0.6 GB remaining files


    I can only find about 170 GB of data stored and need to understand where the remaining 800 GB is being used…any suggestions.
     
  2. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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  3. chemdoc93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still need help with finding why HD is full

    thanks...I tried this an it only show the 170 GB that every other program finds. If I "get info" for my HD is shows that I am using 971 of my 1000 GB.

    Anybody else have ideas?
     
  4. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Under disk utility - does it show that you have a single partition on your HDD?
     
  5. chemdoc93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes...one partition
     
  6. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible your 1TB drive was stolen and swapped with something smaller?
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Have you upgraded the OS, say from 10.5 to 10.6? If so, was the original install an 'archive and install'?

    Freed up a lot of space on my old white c2d imac by deleting archives of 10.5 that had been sitting there for a while.
     

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