Resolved 'Missing' disk space - help!

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  1. Sirolway, Jan 16, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014

    Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Hi All

    I have a 2009 13" MBP with a 512GB SSD
    Yesterday I had ~200GB available, now I have 3GB.

    The disk space reported used by the Finder adds up to 275GB
    The space reported used by du at the command line adds up to 247GB:
    17G Applications
    21M Incompatible Software
    796K Installer Log File
    4.0G Library
    0B Network
    3.2G System
    223G Users

    So there's 200+GB not accounted for!
    I've run Disk Utility off the recovery drive & repaired the SSD, but that doesn't seem to have made any difference

    Any ideas how I can locate & make this space available?

    I don't *think* that much of my SSD has just gone bad (I've been using it for a few years), but I'm open to suggestions

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  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Download and run OmniDiskSweeper (its free) It will provide a sorted list of your files/folders and show you where all your space is going. It includes system and hidden folders
  3. Sirolway thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    I found a /Volumes directory that had 200GB of files in it, due to an error in an rsync backup script

    So problem solved
    I used this command to find the files:

    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

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