Lost 70GB of Hard Drive space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aloush, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Aloush macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Hey guys,
    So when checking my temps with iStats widget I noticed that the hard drive part of the widget was wrong I have a stock 250GB HDD and its showing that its 170GB.
    In disk utility it says that it is 250GB.

    I have no idea how long it has been like this or why it's like this.

  2. hamlin macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Is it possibly stating how much free space that you have?
  3. ToastyX macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2005
    Restart the computer, and press and hold Command-S before the startup sound. Continue holding those keys until it boots into single-user mode.

    When it boots, it should show this:

    Enter the first command: /sbin/fsck -fy

    That will repair the file system if there are any problems. After it's done, enter this command: reboot

    See if that helps. Also, don't worry if the available space doesn't match the partition tab because that just specifies how much space is available for partitioning, which will be less than the actual free space since the space needs to be contiguous. The capacity should definitely match though.
  4. Aloush thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I tried that command s booting thing.
    It didn't do anything :(
    I have no idea what has happened, maybe a reformat would fix it?

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