Storage>Manage bug ?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by HallStevenson, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

    HallStevenson

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    I have about 35gb of music in iTunes and the files are on an external HDD. When I tried About This Mac, Storage, Manage, it shows 35gb of file use on my storage drive (128gb SDD):

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    The bar graph and the left-hand pane show this value, while the middle pane and "Get Info" show different values.

    Here is my actual music library:

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    Anyone else ever seen this ? This is with Sierra and it's fully up-to-date.
     
  2. Mattww macrumors 6502

    Mattww

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    #2
    I don't remember see this before so sounds like it may be a new bug - mine is also looking at iTunes content on another drive via an alias.
     

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  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

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    This is a bug, there was another post about this recently but for Photos usage.
     
  4. HallStevenson thread starter macrumors 6502

    HallStevenson

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    I guess it's sloppy programming if it reads an aliased drive as "local", but I could see that happening. In my case though, I don't have any alias' created that point to my external storage.
     
  5. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    I recently upgraded my MacBook Air 2013 and it did the same thing. I have all music on network drive. Didn't realize what was going on at first.

    Love Sierra though!
     

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