Show Free Space in Hard Drive Icon

tmoney468

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Mar 13, 2007
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Hi, this is a short and stupid question, but how do you enable the HD icon on the desktop to show both the free and total space of the drive? Right now all I have is the total size of the hard drive, but I swear before I had both the free space as well as the total space of the HD. Thanks!
 

tmoney468

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Original poster
Mar 13, 2007
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The "Show Item Info" is checked, yet all I see is the total space of the drive, not the free space. I tried toggling that option off and on again, but to no avail.
 

dreamsINdigital

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Sep 4, 2006
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I was just about to ask this question too. My free space seems to have disappeared, and only total space is shown now.
 

n8mac

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Jun 25, 2006
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Hi, this is a short and stupid question, but how do you enable the HD icon on the desktop to show both the free and total space of the drive? Right now all I have is the total size of the hard drive, but I swear before I had both the free space as well as the total space of the HD. Thanks!
Thats odd. I am using 10.4.10 and after I checked the option I see first the total space, then free space. Please describe 'before'.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Are you using administrator accounts? It doesn't work for some reason with non-admin accounts (longstanding issue).

My standard account:


My admin account:
 

emptyCup

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Jan 5, 2005
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If you need to monitor several drives, or want something faster than doing a Get-Info on each drive, use iStat Pro. You can set it to monitor just what you want.