Resolved Not regaining used space when deleting files. DaisyDisk says 180 GB of "Hidden space"

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  1. applemagnus, Mar 10, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015

    applemagnus macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    I noticed that my mac suddenly was running short on space, and I hadn't been installing any large files lately. When i tried deleting 50+ GB of files from my SDD, my available space had gone from 62 GB to 58 GB. I tried checking DaisyDisk to see what was taking up all the space and, as you can see in the image below, a large chunk of my SDD was dedicated to hidden space.
    Skjermbilde 2015-03-10 kl. 20.08.09.png

    I then tried searching the web and found this tread: The problem is the same, but repairing disk in Recovery Mode didn't fix the problem, it only regained about 10 GB of space.

    If anyone knows how to fix this I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
  3. applemagnus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    For anyone reading this tread in a later stage, I do believe I have fixed the problem. I tried scaning my SSD in DaisyDisk as administrator. This showed my that .MobileBackups was taking up 160+ GB of space. I then tried as suggested by GGJstudios:
    Entering the command:
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
    deletes .MobileBackups and freed up 180 GB of space.

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