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Laisha

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Jan 21, 2014
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Far northern Maine.
Dropbox filled my hard drive recently, so I went in and used Smart Sync and removed all dupes and moved all large files to my external drive, but I'm still having a problem.

I have reasonable numbers showing up in Documents, Apps, and System, but the OTHER section shows as 813.97 GB.
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Where might I find files that are registered here as OTHER?

How do I make sure that 813.97 GB reflects the correct amount of storage in OTHER?
 

Bending Pixels

macrumors 65816
Jul 22, 2010
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The Macintosh HD has two volumes - one that houses only macOS Catalina and the other your data and everything else
 

Laisha

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 21, 2014
145
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Far northern Maine.
Well, it turns out that the OTHER files -- that very long grey thing on the graph on the top drive -- was some sort of hiccup with Carbonite. It had accumulated more than 1 TB of logs, all dated within 5 days.

Today:

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Carbonite has been nothing but a butt pain for me over the last 5 years, spanning over 3 different computers. I'm through with it entirely and looking for a new remote backup program.
 

Boatguy

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Sep 12, 2015
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Well, it turns out that the OTHER files -- that very long grey thing on the graph on the top drive -- was some sort of hiccup with Carbonite. It had accumulated more than 1 TB of logs, all dated within 5 days.

Today:

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Carbonite has been nothing but a butt pain for me over the last 5 years, spanning over 3 different computers. I'm through with it entirely and looking for a new remote backup program.
Try BackBlaze. Unlimited backup, including external drives (like my 9TB RAID array). Works seamlessly. I've used it for the last four years and recovered files a number of times. I have no connection to the company other than being a very satisfied customer.
 

Laisha

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 21, 2014
145
28
Far northern Maine.
Try BackBlaze. Unlimited backup, including external drives (like my 9TB RAID array). Works seamlessly. I've used it for the last four years and recovered files a number of times. I have no connection to the company other than being a very satisfied customer.

I'll check it out this afternoon! Thank you.
 
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