The size of folder is tricky

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XPcentric, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    I looked at the info of a folder with more small files and it showed 1000 MB.
    I found a big folder of 500MB and I moved it in another location.

    Then I looked inside and I sorted by size, and the greater file size being 12MB. I calculated the sizes of the folders and the big ones together make 200MB.

    I also looked with pathfinder and no big size invisible files. I emptied recycle bin. I cant find out why the file of the enclosing folder shows 1000MB ?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    Thanks so much, your program proves I was right. If the original size of the folder (inside Documents) was about 1000MB and substract 500MB should result exactly the 496MB a number that the program you showed me reveals. But if you look at the snap taken from finder "show info: 1011MB.

    Something is wrong with Finder, cache ?

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  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Relaunch Finder (Command + Option + Esc) and see if it claims the same thing.
  5. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008

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