Macbook Pro hardrive....weird

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bki122689, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. bki122689 macrumors 6502

    bki122689

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    Ok so this happen twice already.
    I often check my finder to see how my hd space i have left. Sometimes i would download stuff and import video, and the available space would go down to 60 gb or so. then couple of days later i would go up to 90 gb remaining. This is the internal drive that came with my mbp. Now this would happen without me deleting any major files. In fact i don't think i deleted anything in the past couple of days.

    What the hell is going on lol.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    What OS are you using (10.4 or 10.5)?

    Sometimes the Finder doesn't show the accurate size of the HD.

    You could try iStat Menus form iSlayer, it is a Menu Bar add on.

    Or click the HD and open the Information window (Command + I).

    Or it could be the temporal virtual memory, how big gets yours? (Activity Monitor)

    Did you restart before the space got up again?
     
  3. bki122689 thread starter macrumors 6502

    bki122689

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    Well as o right now istate and macintosh hd both say the same thing. 94.04 gb free. Currently i'm running 10.5.5. My capacity if 186. I guess ill wait and see what happens.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    You can use Disk Inventory X to find out where all the space has gone.

    It scans your hard drive and shows you what every folder weighs and sorts it for you.
     

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