Storage Question

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

  1. Knowy74 macrumors newbie

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    Apr 18, 2015
    #1
    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?

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

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    Sep 14, 2012
    #2
    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

    Weaselboy

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    #3
    Run this command in Terminal to reindex Spotlight and it will fix that incorrect readout.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  4. edjs macrumors newbie

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    Jun 15, 2012
    #4
    About->Storage may be including app-related stuff from the Library folder in the Apps total.
     

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