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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 6, 2012
New here - not sure where to post this.

There seems to be a difference in reported size of Macintosh HD.

In the finder window it reports a size of 197.34 GB
Screenshot 1.

When I select Get Info it shows the used size as 145.08 GB instead.
Screenshot 2.

I then checked with Drive Genius 3, which again disagreed with the information from 'Get Info'.
Screenshot 3.

It would be nice to know why it shows a 50GB difference and what I can do to fix it. I'm confident that the information contained in the 'Get Info' window is correct.

I've tried all the verify/repair options I could find in Drive Genius 3 and Disk Utility but nothing seems to change.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks


macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion 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:


macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
Solon, OH
That looks like nothing more than a harmless outdated Finder view in your first screen shot. I suspect you are right regarding Get Info being the correct one. As for how to fix it, that's going to depend on which version of OS X you have. You can get this from the Apple menu -> About This Mac... option.
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