Storage File Types

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by d4rklamp, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. d4rklamp macrumors regular

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    I used to be able to see the different file types while opening up About This Mac > Storage. Now it only mentions "Used Space" which is grey.

    Is this normal? This is a brand new Macbook Pro 15" 2017 out of the box.

    I remember I used to be able to see the file types in different colours. Example: Music, Videos, Photos, Documents, etc...
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Are you sure it doesn't say "Calculating..."in that grey bar? Mine took a few minutes to update.
     
  3. d4rklamp thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't say "Calculating...". Just Used Space.

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    I tried to rebuild my spotlight index, but still the same. Should I reformat my drive?
     
  4. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

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    That view has been unreliable since Yosemite but it is surprising that rebuilding the Spotlight index didn't fix it.

    Does Finder or System Information show the correct amount of used/ free space?
     
  5. d4rklamp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it does show the correct amount of used and free space. It did show the file type, but it took a couple of minutes, although it wasn't saying "Calculating...". However, it went back to the greyed out "Used Space" afterwards. Not sure if it is worth reformatting...
     

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