Macintosh HD size discrepancy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lumineon, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. lumineon macrumors newbie

    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
  2. GGJstudios 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:
  3. lumineon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
  4. wrldwzrd89 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    That looks like nothing more than a harmless outdated Finder view in your first screen shot.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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