Reducing file sizes **decreases** available space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kenppy, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. kenppy macrumors newbie


    Nov 17, 2011
    Loughborough UK
    I'm trying to increase working disk space.
    To do this I reduced a few hundred jpgs using Preview to resize and reduce the resolution, in all reducing the folder size by 0.5GB. But the available space has now reduced ! The files were overwritten and no copies made -- I can now see that all, rather more than all I saved has gone into Other.
    I've restarted and it's still the same.

    Is this some temp working, how do I resolve this? Top image is after.
    thanks Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 15.18.40.png
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    My opinion (and mine only) is that the information you see in that box can be unreliable, and sometimes totally inaccurate.

    To get a clearer picture of what's using up your space, try DiskWave (small app, free to use):

    Just launch it -- you'll see what to do next.
    HINT: set the preference to make normally-invisible files VISIBLE.

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