Suddenly I have more hard drive space?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by dgerch, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. dgerch macrumors member

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    After I downloaded Yosemite I noticed my hard drive went from having about 93 Gigs of free space to almost 104? How did I suddenly free up about 11 gigs of hard drive space? Has this happened to anything else? What was deleted?
     
  2. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    I seem to have gain more or less the same as you. Maybe they deleted some unused system files?
     
  3. big samm macrumors 65816

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    224gb before the update and 232 after the update mba mid 2013
     
  4. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

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    Same here...gained about 3 GB. At first I thought I was imagining my increase in HD space. Iʻll take it though...
     
  5. pjginfl macrumors newbie

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    I gained about 7 gig

    One of my MacBooks - a mid 2012 air with only 64 GB RAM went from about 2 gig free to over 9. I'm happy. But still need to increase drive. 25gb is lost in the system files.
     
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  7. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    I had about the same increase as well. Compression built in possibly?
     
  8. twintin macrumors 6502

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    Going from ML to Mavericks had exact same effect, more disk space available.
     
  9. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Yup I went from 9gb to 20gb. I was wondering maybe it's all the caches from general usage that was removed..
     
  10. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    I did an update to trim and either because of the author (more likely an OS X change) the hibernate file is now disabled by default...that would account for the increased hard disk space. Can anyone confirm?
     
  11. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Same here. Upgrading to Yosemite seems to have freed up about 10gb of space on my macbook air and iMac. :)
     
  12. Gomez315 macrumors member

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    Gained 20 gigs from fresh install to time machine recovery :p
     
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