Reducing file sizes **decreases** available space

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

  1. kenppy macrumors newbie

    kenppy

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    Nov 17, 2011
    Location:
    Loughborough UK
    #1
    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 G3

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    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):
    https://diskwave.barthe.ph

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

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