Missing space on harddrive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Praetorian®, May 7, 2008.

  1. Praetorian® macrumors regular

    Praetorian®

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    When I click on Get Info about my Macintosh HD, it says there is 23GB of used space. But when I check all folders on that harddrive, they only take 19GB. Anyone know where remaining used 4GB are?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    There are plenty of files/folders that are hidden from the Finder.

    Use an application such as OmniDiskSweeper to see where everything is.
     
  3. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

    Praetorian®

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    Thanks.

    Though, those hidden files are necessary, aren't they? If I can't delete them, I don't mind whether they are there.
    Just wanted to know what happened with my free space. :)
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    In most cases, yes, they are hidden for a reason.

    But OmniDiskSweeper will show you how big everything is, and where it is. It won't delete anything automagically.
     

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