Storage Problem, Missing Gigabytes Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DiScO197, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. DiScO197 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    Hi Folks,

    Running a 128GB SSD and I had at least 40GB spare until I backed up my iphone 4s. I now have less than 4GB available.

    Seems obvious right? My itunes and iphoto library are on an external drive and my user (home) folder is showing up as 44.8GB, but the actual folder content is more like 4GB. Any ideas where my 40GB has gone?!

    Mountain Lion 10.8.2 here.

    Any help much appreciated as my book is grinding to a halt!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
  3. DiScO197 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    Thanks for the detailed reply. It was indeed after switching time machine on and backing up my system for the first time in a while. I tried the command but not sure it's deleted yet, I'll check again later.


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