i have 107GB used but i check every folder and it adds up

mackaveli

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May 1, 2005
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to 104.7gb instead of 107gb. Im using path finder to get info on the folders on Macintosh HD. is that normal? i know its only 2.3gb but still i like to have as much space as possible.

Thanks.
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
yes that is normal. Take a look at disk utility click on your HD in the program then look at the used space.

it is the exact same thing with an empty HD, look at your capactiy in the program
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Are you including (or does Pathfinder include) invisible folders/files?

/bin
/opt
/sbin
/usr
/private
/dev
/cores

And on and on..
 

slooksterPSV

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Apr 17, 2004
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Biggest Use of Data - File Vault ???

EDIT: Wait... is that right??? File Vault does keep a copy of your files doesn't it? I don't remember now...???
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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I was under the impression that FileVault simply encrytpted on the fly, I don't beleive it copies your data.