[OS X Yosemite] Bootcamp - Free Disk Space

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  1. AppleGeek1127, Jan 22, 2015
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    On my MacBook Air, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows. I've done this in the past, and generally the process has been pretty straightforward. However, this time - that's not the case.

    When using the Boot Camp Assistant, I'm told that I need 28GB of free space. According to the drive icon on my desktop, my boot disk has nearly 60GB of free space. However, in About This Mac > Storage - I'm told that I only have 25GB of free space.

    I've already tried shrinking and expanding the drive in Disk Utility, as well as booting into single user mode and typing "/sbin/fsck -fy" and rebooting. None of this seems to work. What's the deal?
     
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    The problem has been resolved. Local Time Machine backups were taking up system storage that wasn't reflected in the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop.
     

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