Storage problems (maybe virus) Need help very bad...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WilliamGW, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. WilliamGW macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm William 17 and from Denmark so sorry for bad english in advance.

    As you can see on the attached file, my storage is completely ****ed. It makes no sense, i just cleared up my mac from all my Gopro videos and it still shows that i have no storage. And literally right before i took the screenshot of my storage half of the blue storage was yellow. How can it suddently changes, im so worried right now, looks like a virus. I srsly need some help quick, i made a thread before with the same problem but not with the yellow storage suddenly turning blue and all the help i got was to re-index the spotlight and i dont know how to do that.... I will be so thankful if someone can help me out.. I'm freaking out right now because i think i got virus..

    + yesterday i had 6gb to use, and now i have like 500mb and i haven't downloaded anything. Makes no sense
     

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  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

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  3. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Just empty trash and reboot, highly likely it will be resolved...
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    There is a bug in Yosemite that can cause the Storage display to be incorrect. To correct the Storage display you will need to reindex Spotlight to fix the Storage readout.
    Run the below command in Terminal to reindex Spotlight:
    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
    Be patient it can take awhile.
     
  5. WilliamGW thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Woke up to this without doing anything:
     

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  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The blue is most likely local snapshots that are caused when you are using Time Machine. You can turn that feature off (and keep Time Machine on) by issuing this command
    In the terminal type:
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
     

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