*URGENT* MacBook Pro disappearing HDD Space *URGENT*

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tusing, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. tusing macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    Hello guys,
    I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro (13 inch) 2.53 GHz (Core 2 Duo) with 4 GB RAM.
    I have a problem- I am sure that I have only used about 15GB space. I have no apps above 1GB. I also have a BootCamp partition.
    When I click on my OSX (Snow Leopard 10.6) partition (Macintosh HD), the capacity shown is 215GB and remaining is 158GB. About 40GB space just vanished!

    I used OmniDiskSweeper. The results were that there was 34.1GB being used in Users>.Tusing>Tusing.sparsebundle>bands. In "bands", there are hundreds of 8MB files. What should I do with them? Are they important? Can I delete them?

    Thank you for your help. I am new to this site. If you do not have an answer, please bump this thread (if thats possible in this forum).

    UPDATE: I can't see the hidden files in Finder, so should I use defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true to see them?

    UPDATE: I will keep FileVault on. Thanks for the help!
  2. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Looks like a user has FileVault turned on? Do not delete the bands -- those are for a sparseimage of a home directory, and the user Tusing will not be able to have any of his data available if those are deleted.
  3. tusing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    If I turn off FileVault, will I regain the space?
  4. tusing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010

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