Missing disk space

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  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    OS X 10.5.6.

    I've got an AES-256 encrypted .sparsebundle file, with a maximum capacity of 30GB.

    According to the Finder, it takes up 29GB of space. There's only 17GB of files on it, though.

    I recently erased 12GB of data from the disk image. Trash is empty. There are no hidden files on the disk taking up the room.

    What can I do to get the space back?
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

    ViciousShadow21

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    go into disc utility and select Erase Free Space. it worked for me once.
     

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  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Thanks for the tip, I was planning to do that overnight tonight anyway.
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Erasing free space didn't work. I even erased free space on the disk image, which seems to have made it worse, now taking up the full 30GB of space, despite only 10GB being used.
     

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