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tmoney468

macrumors 6502a
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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

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 13, 2007
547
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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.
 
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dreamsINdigital

macrumors 6502
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.
 
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n8mac

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2006
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Ohio
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'.
 
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mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,776
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Are you using administrator accounts? It doesn't work for some reason with non-admin accounts (longstanding issue).

My standard account:
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My admin account:
admin-20070904-202001.jpg
 
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thegrifman

macrumors regular
Nov 8, 2006
161
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Kennesaw, GA
On my non-admin account my Mac partition only shows total space but all of my removable drives show total space and amount free.
 
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emptyCup

macrumors 65816
Jan 5, 2005
1,482
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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.
 
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whynot83706

macrumors 6502
Jun 26, 2007
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Phoenix, AZ
I just did a clean install and under my HDD I can see "219 GB...GB free" how can I get so I can see full text or just how much is free instead of capacity and then how much free space I have?
 

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