Missing Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Narked Diver, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Narked Diver macrumors regular

    Narked Diver

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to clean up my wife's MBP before upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite

    When I do a get info on her hard drive it tells me that 180 Gb have been used

    There are 4 folders shown in finder on her hard drive

    Users = 153 Gb
    Application = 10 Gb
    Library = 9 Gb
    System = 6 Gb

    So that's a total of around 178 Gb

    Any idea where u should look for the other 2 Gb ?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Quite frankly -- so long as you see "everything there that is supposed to be there" -- don't worry about it.
     
  3. Bruno09, Aug 1, 2015
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    These are the 4 folders you can see.

    There are ~24 items more, which are hidden.

    Hence the difference.
     
  4. Narked Diver thread starter macrumors regular

    Narked Diver

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    Thanks - is there any way to display the hidden files? The reason for asking is that I can only find around 125 Gb of the 153 Gb total in the users folder. I can live with the 2Gb descrepency as its only 1% of the total disk space but a missing 28 Gb out of a 256 Gb drive seems a bit much
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    The user's Library is hidden by default.

    Mine is 23.6 Gb.

    In Finder, menu bar, click on the "Go" menu and press the Alt key to reveal the Library.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    If your Mac keyboard doesn't have an Alt key, go with Option. I know, it's a Windows centric world... ;)
     

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