Resolved Problems with HD

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  1. leoheise, Jul 1, 2014
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    leoheise macrumors newbie

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    hi all,
    recently I made a huge clean up on my Mac Mini to get some free space, because it was saying that my memory was almost full. So, I deleted lots of things and went to my Macintosh HD to see how my HD was (used is showing up as 325 GB):

    (idk why, my imagem didn't show up, so here is the link) http://www.mediafire.com/view/anyv4h9yzeyrz/Images#0zdy2bvbn32xbc8

    Then, days later, I went and saw the Applications + Library + System + Users (all the pastes inside my Macintosh HD) and the sum of all this four gave me around 225 GB used:


    So, I don't know where those 100 GB went :)
    Can someone help me? I tried searching for it, but I didn't know what I'd search to find some problem like mine (english isn't my native language).
    Thanks.
     
  2. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Do you have time machine? If it does not see the backup HD for a while, it starts backup up locally.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Did you actually empty the trash? Have you tried the "About this Mac" to see what it says? It will break out usage on the hard drive by Music, Videos, Applications, and "Other"..... Might help.
     
  4. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    If you want to how much space has been used on any hard drive, click on it, then in the finder, click file, then get info. That will tell you how much space has been used and how much space is available.
     
  5. leoheise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to tell, I didn't configurate time machine, so when I open it, it says that is off. So, this isn't the problem.

    Yes, I empty the trash, and in the "About this Mac", a good fraction is in the "other", so I can't get anything out of it :/

    Yeah, I did that, it's on the link images (I couldn't put the image on the normal way).

    Anyways, thanks for the answers until now.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open Terminal and run this command then tell us what it says. This will show you all base folders and their size in GB.

    Code:
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
     
  7. leoheise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it showed this:

    1 /.DocumentRevisions-V100
    1 /.fseventsd
    1 /.Spotlight-V100
    1 /.svn
    0 /.Trashes
    0 /.vol

    then I tried again and just showed up the two first ones:

    1 /.DocumentRevisions-V100
    1 /.fseventsd
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You have to wait for that command to finish. Might take 5 to 10 minutes on some systems.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... like Delta said... you did not let it finish. Give it a couple minutes. You will know it is done because a total will be shown on the last line.
     
  10. leoheise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, sorry. Now it showed this:

    1 /.DocumentRevisions-V100
    1 /.fseventsd
    1 /.Spotlight-V100
    1 /.svn
    0 /.Trashes
    0 /.vol
    29 /Applications
    1 /bin
    0 /cores
    1 /dev
    1 /home
    11 /Library
    1 /net
    0 /Network
    1 /opt
    12 /private
    1 /sbin
    5 /System
    244 /Users
    1 /usr
    1 /Volumes
    301 /
    301 total

    So, the problem is with something in /Users, because when I click "Get info", appears 170 GB, and here it's showing 244 GB... is this normal? To get different results depending on how I get the information? hahaha
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you have more than one account under Users? It sounds like Finder is only showing you the size of one account.
     
  12. leoheise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahahahaha... can't believe it was that. I had a deleted user that was occupying around 100 GB, and I haven't seen.
    Thanks again.
     

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