Where did my free space go?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by eroxx, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I had about 30 gigs of free space. I installed lion and now (2 weeks after I installed) I only have 3. I have not downloaded or bought apps that use significant space .... I am using an imac ... Any ideas???
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I came across that, but I thought that was only for portable macs ...

    can someone tell me where the local backups are kept?
     
  4. SuperJudge macrumors 6502

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    Does this problem persist following a reboot?
     
  5. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just shut off my computer and turned back on. Yes, still only 3gb left it is saying
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They are in /Volumes/MobileBackups, but as you said this should not be enabled on your iMac. If it is enabled, turn off then turn back on Time Machine and it will delete any local backups.

    go to terminal and run "diskutil list" to show all volumes and their size/spce left.
     

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