One of these is lying...

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  1. stubusa macrumors newbie

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    It looks like you're looking at one specific location in the left hand side and the right hand is basically counting everything on the drive that it considers a movie. That is specific vs. global, so the results will be different.

    I like using OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.
     
  3. makrom macrumors regular

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    But what is it that isn't included in "This Mac" that is on the OS HDD?
    I guess this could include locations that are not accessible by the user. Probably folders of another user? Even then, the term "This Mac" would at least be highly misleading.
     
  4. stubusa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is why I don't even use that exhibit to see how my space is being utilized, the granularity is to obtuse and is not helpful at all.
     
  6. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Try Daisy disk if you want another alternative.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just ignore that storage readout. It is completely jacked up under Yosemite and now El Capitan also. You can try a Spotlight reindex by running the command below in Terminal and it may help for a while. But for me the information drifts off again in short order.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
    I have about 9GB in photos and that things says I have 1.2GB. Totally worthless.

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