Macbook Pro Retina - Weird Weird issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MishalGunner, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. MishalGunner macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    Long time lurker, first post!

    I got the rMBP, with mountain lion preinstalled - the base model

    It's great, and I've not had any of the issues people are reporting, apart from the lag.

    However, something very strange is happening:

    When I go to about my mac and check the storage, my music doesn't seem to show up as audio? Also, it says I have 18 EB of movies??? thats not a spelling error - it says EB instead of GB (I'm attaching a screenshot).

    The allocation of things don't seem to be correct at all... it's very confusing, as I'm not having any issues on the front end.

    I also updated to 10.8.2 today morning, and it doesn't seem to have fixed this weird problem.

    On a side note - should I reset my SMC now after the update? The Macbook seems to run a little hotter now than before?


    Thanks Guys
     

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  2. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Missing HD Space

    I used Disk Inventory, and I seem to be missing some HD space

    Please look at the attached image (screenshot 2) - my HD should only be about 70 GB - why is the about my mac saying that I'm using over a 100 (see post above for screenshot 1)
     

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
     
  4. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info

    Still not clear on:

    1. why it says EB and not GB.

    Tried repairing and verifying disk, nothing seems to be helping.

    Sorry for being so incompetent - thanks for your help!!!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're a genius!!!!

    I did the Terminal prompt for the time machine backup - and it saved me nearly 60 gigs!!!!!!!! YAYYY!

    Still 2 issues:

    1. Why does it still say Movies 18 EB - what does EB mean?

    2. My audio files on itunes are showing up as other, and not as music


    You guys are amazing! Thanks
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As I said in my last post, it's a bug. EB = Exabyte = 1 million terabytes.

    What format are the music files?
     
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  9. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    1.
    Music files are mp3's - when I bought my new mac, i just transferred my itunes folder to an external, and then dragged the files into iTunes, and the music works fine - seems to be categorized wrong.

    Is there any way to fix this?


    2.
    Regarding the EB bug - thanks for the info, makes sense now - however, am I the only one who has this? Is there any risk of my hardware being below par? Seems a bit sketchy to me -- pretty small yet scary bug to have.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't affect functionality.
    Did you read my post and the links to other threads where this has been reported? No, you're not the only one, and, like the other issue, it doesn't affect functionality... it's just a flaw in the reporting. I wouldn't worry about either one. Just enjoy your Mac.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is not just you. Here is mine. Looks like a bug in Mountain Lion.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    Guys,

    There is a simple solution for this:

    1. Go to Spotlight Preferences, and go to Privacy

    Add your Mac HD and then remove it

    Spotlight will reindex your HD and everything should be normal again, it was for me!

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    Source:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4129912?start=0&tstart=0
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I reindexed Spotlight a few days ago for another reason and it did not fix this issue for me.
     
  14. MishalGunner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm... That's strange

    We have 3 Macs in the house (Pros: Wife, Me, and an iMac)

    All 3 were exhibiting this strange behaviour, but the above fix worked on all 3 machines (the iMac is slightly older and Macbooks 2012)

    I followed the instructions in the "source" thread to the letter and it worked perfectly, may take a couple of attempts to fix - on my rMPB I had to run the procedure twice, and then finally it took about 5 minutes to reindex my spotlight, and viola, it fixed everything
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I just did it a second time and it worked! Thanks for the tip. :)
     

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