missing "used GB" on fresh 10.8.2 mountain lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by banzeen, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. banzeen macrumors newbie

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    I just installed mac os x Mountain Lion and I don't understand why there's 11.5 GB used on my "Macintosh HD info" when my folders indicate i used only around 7.7 GB in total.

    http://i.imgur.com/qClvQ.png
     
  2. banzeen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i figured it out

    there's a hidden file named sleepimage which is 4GB.. it's a storage of your memory when it goes to sleep... it's the same size as your computer's memory... and if you delete it then it will recreate automatically.
     
  3. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    There are many more hidden system files and folders.
     

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