Macbook Pro hard drive free space missing?

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  1. Sammer46 macrumors newbie

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    G'day everyone, first time user of this forum and I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping me. Today, I tired to partition my hard drive in Disk Utility but the application frooze and now I am missing about 90 gb's of space on my hard drive. I'm really confused, and I've had a look on other sites but can't find anything helpful. The Disk Utlility log is pasted below; Thanks!
    :)

    2011-09-04 13:00:01 +1000: Disk Utility started.

    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Preparing to partition disk: “Hitachi HTS545032B9SA02 Media”
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Partition Scheme: GUID Partition Table
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: 2 partitions will be created
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000:
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Partition 1
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Name : “Macintosh HD”
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Size : 254.76 GB
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: File system : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Do not erase contents
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000:
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Partition 2
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Name : “Macintosh HD 2”
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Size : 64.45 GB
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: File system : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000:
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Beginning partition operations
    2011-09-04 13:01:47 +1000: Verifying the disk
    2011-09-04 13:01:48 +1000: Checking file system
    2011-09-04 13:01:49 +1000: Performing live verification.
    2011-09-04 13:03:03 +1000: Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    2011-09-04 13:03:03 +1000: Checking extents overflow file.
    2011-09-04 13:03:03 +1000: Checking catalog file.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Checking multi-linked files.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Checking catalog hierarchy.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Checking extended attributes file.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Checking volume bitmap.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Checking volume information.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK.
    2011-09-04 13:03:04 +1000: Shrinking the disk
    **********
    2011-09-04 13:18:14 +1000: Disk Utility started.
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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    In Disk Utility, select the disk, then the Partition tab. Can you post a screen shot of the Disk Utility window?

    Were you partitioning your startup disk? Therefore, resizing your startup and adding a 2nd?

    If so, I would suggest removing the second partition and leave freespace. See if the freespace + the first partition add up correctly (320GB drive?)
     
  3. Sammer46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your post. I just figured out how to fix this problem about 30 minutes ago. Also, in Disk Utility there was only the 'Macintosh HD' and no partition. If anyone else has a similar issue, I fixed mine by turning off the computer and turning it back on again, and then holding down command, option ,P and R until you hear the 'start-up sound' twice. Thank you for your help also!
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  5. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    The breakdown only includes media and apps if you look at it, so the other 100GB is going to include the OS, documents (iWork, Office, etc.) , and other things. My MBP only shows I have a few GB of 'Apps' but I have a couple of the older Adobe suites installed which don't show up or identified as Apps so they fit into the 'other' category as well.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Thanks. What could the 94 GB of backups be?
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    time machine local snapshots
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Normal?
     
  9. mape2k macrumors regular

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    yes, it is recommended to use a Time Machine Backup Disk at least of the same size as your HDD.
     

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