Weird Storage Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Chub, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Chub macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    This probably isn't much of an issue, but I've noticed the storage tab of "About This Mac" isn't displaying the correct usage of storage. From what I can see roughly 50GB of storage has been used but the storage breakdown bar seems to suggest otherwise. In the meantime my Applications folder only appears to be about 20GB in size.


    I guess this isn't exactly a massive issue but it does seem rather annoying, and if only requires an easy fix I'm happy to do it.

    Thanks all.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Don't know what might be going on but I recommend an app called Disk Inventory X. That will give you a good breakdown of what's using space on your drive. Much better than this simplistic Apple display.
  3. Chub thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    According to Disk Inventory X I appear to be using 50.9GB of space which would seem to be correct. Therefore I can only believe their must be an issue with the storage breakdown of the actual "About This Mac" information.

    It would look as though the only way to make it go away would be to do a fresh install, although the issue itself doesn't appear to be causing any other problems. Thanks for the help.
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    ^^ Yep... OP Bruno has got you fixed up. That Spotlight index gets corrupted and makes that readout all wrong. Just reindex Spotlight and that should fix it.
  6. Chub thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Thanks for the advice, that above link seems to have fixed the problem.

    Thanks again.

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