Sparsebundle taking up too much space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jethryn Freyman, May 25, 2009.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    #1
    OS X 10.5.6, it's a .sparsebundle file. Total capacity 30GB, taking up 30GB on disk. There are only 10GB of files on the image. Trash is empty. I've zeroed my hard drive, and the disk image, and checked Whatsize.

    Any help?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Maybe try making a new sparseimage? There weren't really any answers when you asked this before. Weird problem though.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Yeah, I'll just make a new image.

    It's strange. I used the secure erase command on files in the sparsebundle, and I was thinking that caused the problem. Then erasing free space made it worse.

    It's probably not fully compatible with sparse images.
     

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