How can I solve this problem (app storage)

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  1. Jlin2317, Nov 24, 2014
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    Jlin2317 macrumors newbie

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    Why my app's storage is even bigger than the Macbook's original storage?
    See the attachment below: app is 126.68g while my macbook pro is 120.1 g?
    (By the way I only have a few apps, like Microsoft word PowerPoint excel...)

    And how can i delete my backup of 23.3 mb? Before upgrading to yosimite i did not have backup, while after upgrading to yosimite the backup of 23.3mb showd up (i never opened time machine and turned it on!!!)

    Can somebody help me?:(:(:(
     

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  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    The graphic is not very accurate and sometimes it can go wacko. The graphic is based on spotlight's index. To fix it, go to Spotlight in System Preferences, go to the Privacy tab, and then drag in your main volume. Then remove it. After this Spotlight will re-index your volume and it should be more accurate.
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716
     
  3. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How to drag my main volume where can I find it?
     
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    In Finder

    Or just press the + and select it
     
  5. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea which folder should I select. Applications? Users? Or an icon called Macintosh HD?
     
  6. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Macintosh HD is your only volume. Choose Macintosh HD.
     
  7. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    NOW it becomes this... Where's my photos, audio and movies?
    And by the way why the backup still exists? How can I delete them
     

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  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    You need to wait for it to finish re-indexing your computer.
     
  9. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reckon it finishes. Other icons reappear but the 'backups' still exists What's the problem then
     
  10. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I don't know what counts as backups... It could be iOS backups in ITunes or something like that
     
  11. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It can't be iOS backup since I deleted end them already. Anyway thanks for your help.

    BTW, what is 'other' ? Will it have a trend that keeps increasing
     
  12. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Other is everything else, including the system files.
     
  13. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My backups are weird now because: when I turn on my MacBook pro, the backups in storage does not show up, but after a while when I click the storage again, the backups emerge of 23.3 mb. Doesn't ir look weird?
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is because you have Time Machine turned on and that backups space it used for local snapshots. You can just ignore it as the OS will shrink down that space if you need it for user files.

    If you turn Time Machine off then back on you will notice that space drops back down to close to zero.
     
  15. Jlin2317 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't turin time machine on. The fact is when I upgraded to Yosemite the backups emerged. How can I delete them?:(:(
     

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