Leopard upgrade to 10.5.2 Question...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adauge, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. adauge macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2007
    Before I upgraded I had 114 hdd space used and 117 free. Now I have 68 Used and 164 free. I've been looking and I can't seem to find anything that I am missing. Can someone explain to me what happened? Did the update maybe fix a misrepresentation of my hdd space or is the misrepresentation happening now?
  2. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    I'm not 100% sure, but I know sometimes software updates from Apple actually lose a few pounds, like Pages 08. Again, not sure if this the case, but it's happened before.
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Was it possible that you hadn't emptied your trash and the update did that for you?
  4. adauge thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2007
    No. I empty my trash all the time and I was thinking that it could be that it made the os smaller but it's made it smaller by about 40GB lol. I was thinking that maybe it has something to do with me transferring the movies that I ripped to my computer to an external hdd. And then maybe with the update it cleaned up a discrepancy between how much hdd space I have and how much my computer thought I had. Does that sound possible?
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Yeah, a cleanup of lost files is certainly possible. If I remember right, some cleanup and optimization is usually done right after major updates like this.

    It's not uncommon for kernel rebuilds to sometimes be smaller, but not by multiple GBs, heh.
  6. adauge thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2007
    I guess that was it then. Thanks. I guess if I can't find anything that is missing than it's not a big deal lol. Oh well. Just thought it was really weird that I gained 40 gb after the update.

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