Macintosh HD

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by gw0gvq, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. gw0gvq Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    Can anybody tell me whats happening? I have my mac partitioned and according to disk utility there is hardly any space used when I look in recovery mode and from both partitions. Yet on the one partition that contains Yosemite it is full in, 'about Mac' in the drop down menu where the  symbol and yet it says, 356.49 GB free of 395.66 GB and for the second partition that contains Mountain Lion it says 80.37 GB free of 100.38 GB. Can anyone explain and can this be rectified?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

    Another option which is more comprehensive is to use this terminal command
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

    I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    do I download it onto the Yosemite Partition? or Mountain Lion?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Doesn't matter, you can avoid that app and use the terminal command that's also in my post.

    The app will present a window from which you select the drive to scan, so it really doesn't matter where it gets downloaded too. Because of OS X permissions it will not scan some protected files, which the terminal command will. Just an FYI
     
  5. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Thanks
     

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