Problem with disk space

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by tsironick, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. tsironick macrumors newbie

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    Hi! When I delete a file from trash, no empty space corresponding to the hard disk. So, now I have only 23 GB empty and I am afraid that soon I will not have any free space. I delete a lot of my files but nothing happened. It is like I never delete them for disk space. What can I do?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Wait a little while for it to recount the free space.
     
  3. tsironick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing happened. I restart it, I used disk utility, but also nothing. :(
     
  4. tsironick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What did you delete and how big was it?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you have Time Machine turned on? If you do, when you delete files they do not really get deleted, but rather get moved to a hidden /.Mobilebackups folder. Once your disk begins to get full with these files, the OS will start to delete them.

    You can read about it here.
     
  7. tsironick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I delete some video files, around 3 GB at least.
     
  8. tsironick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have my time machine disk now at home. Maybe is that. The prob is when I am going to Storage tab, it is not in parts to see my files, so everything is labeled Others. I will inform you when I have news. Thanks!
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you have Time Machine on, what I described is exactly what is going on and is normal.

    If you run the command below in Terminal it will show you how many GB of space is being used by that local snapshots feature.

    Code:
    sudo du -hs /.MobileBackups
     
  10. tsironick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says:

    33G /.MobileBackups

    That means that it uses 33GB? It is around what I except! Thank you! :)
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... exactly. :)
     

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