How much free hard drive space do I have... Mixed messages!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MasterHowl, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

    MasterHowl

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    I want to know how much free hard drive space I have, but I'm getting told two different things...

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    So I have 296 GB or 181GB??! Or is it me making a mistake...? Help please!
     
  2. matwue macrumors member

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    The difference comes from the 115GB of "local backups" you currently have on your machine. You can read about the feature here:
    http://toti.posterous.com/hidden-local-backups-with-mac-os-x-lion-filli
    http://www.chrisk.de/blog/2011/07/how-to-disable-time-machines-mobilebackup/

    It can be safely disabled in the terminal using the following command:

    Code:
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
     
  3. MasterHowl thread starter macrumors 65816

    MasterHowl

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