RMBP - Non sense disk usage...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sumalee, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Sumalee macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012

    I'm still a beginner with Mac Os X and I have some issues that I can't figure out at the moment. Usually I have a 469gb available on my hd since I have a 30 gb bootcamp partition with all my software installed I got around 45-50 gb taken so im down to around 403-410 gb available on my hd,but now I have only 185 gb left.

    Here's my problem, in a matter of only a few days I now have only 185 gb available space with over 284gb used! I've done everything I could find on internet and still can't figure what's going on...

    Swap used : 0 kb...
    I have around 50 gb of data going from my photos to a sleep file for the bootcamp vm (16gb)

    I've looked everywhere, nothing explain that much of wasted space

    Anyone can help me?
    I'm sorry for that wall of text of bad english
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    there are programs like disk inventory that can help.

    also are you using time machine? it can store backups on the boot disk if the external disk is not connected/powered up - there are threads on disabling this.
  3. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Are you using misconfigured third party, or Apple's, backup helpers? If so, manage to get rid of the local backups. Otherwise post here.

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