Is it possible to refresh DISK UTILITY?

ben1257sb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 18, 2011
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I am working in FCPX.

FCPX tells me I need to delete some files from my 500GB external drive to make more space. So I did. About 200 gigs of files I deleted.

When I go into disk utility, it is still telling me there is only 9GB of space left.

How do I refresh this so it displays accurate information? Right now FCPX still tells me I need to make more room on my drive. I have restarted, I have ejected and still have nothing...

plz help thanks :)
 

Repo

macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2009
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To "refresh" Disk Utility just quit it and launch it again.
 

ben1257sb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 18, 2011
23
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AH!

Even after RE SCANNING it in Daisy Disk it is still telling me theres no space.
******** :mad:
 

Repo

macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2009
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When you say "delete," are you putting files in the Trash then emptying the Trash? Perhaps post a screenshot.
 

AcesHigh87

macrumors 6502a
Jan 11, 2009
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New Brunswick, Canada
As mentioned above, clean out your trash. If Disk Utility and Daisy disk are both claiming the files are still on your system, it's very likely that they are. If you open up the trash you'll likely see them all. Empty that and you'll be good to go.
 

ben1257sb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 18, 2011
23
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WOW I am stupid.

I didn't think you had to empty trash for an external drive.
I assumed command + delete would do it.

Thanks for all your guys help.
 
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