Storage Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Knowy74, May 5, 2015.

  1. Knowy74 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2015
    All I have installed on My Mac are the preinstalled + Skype. When I go to About->Storage, it shows that apps are using 42gb of storage. But when I go into Finder>Applications and get info on all apps, it shows that I am only using 8GB for apps. Anybody ever experienced this or know how to fix it?


    Also under About This Mac it says that there is 97GB free out of 121GB. I'm so confused.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Those About screens are known to be very unreliable.

    You can download a shareware utility called Disk Inventory X and it will give you a nice display of what's taking up your storage space.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Run this command in Terminal to reindex Spotlight and it will fix that incorrect readout.

    sudo mdutil -E /
  4. edjs macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    About->Storage may be including app-related stuff from the Library folder in the Apps total.

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