Where has all my HDD space gone?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jakerz, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Jakerz macrumors regular

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    I am down to 45.65 of my 250GB Hard Drive.
    I don't see how I only have that little bit left.
    I opened Finder and click on Macintosh HD.
    There are 5 Folders...Applications, Library, System, User Guides And Information, and Users.

    I click on each folder and here is what Quicklook was telling me...

    Applications... 4.65GB
    Library... 9.14GB
    System... 4.65GB
    UG&I... 180.7MB
    Users... 84.11GB

    That rounds up to 103GB

    Where is the other over 100GB that it is saying is used at?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Try using Disk Inventory X and it will show you
     
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  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    You're not using bootcamp by any chance?
     
  6. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a Macintosh HD folder and a Hard Drive icon called Macintosh HD 1...

    which one do I delete?
     
  7. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Assuming Macintosh HD is your boot drive, the one under /Volumes should be a symbolic reference to /. The other one is the doppleganger. If you do an ls -l in Terminal it would look something like

    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Jan 25 09:10 Macintosh HD@ -> /

    whereas the other might just look like

    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Jan 25 09:10 Macintosh HD 1/


    But don't be too quick to delete it until you are sure it doesn't have data you need.
     
  8. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    JDiskReport is very good for this. Also check if there are any other partitions on your disk, and check that your Mac OS X partition is actually 250GB (maybe it's smaller for whatever reason). You can see all of this in Disk Utility.
     
  9. Jakerz thread starter macrumors regular

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    RaceTripper-

    The website you linked me too was what I needed. THANK YOU!!! I just deleted the doppelganger folder and got the 100GB back.


    Thanks to everyone else who posted aswell.
     
  10. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I wish they would fix that damn bug. It's a real nasty one. I had my SSD fill up and completely run out of space, & never figured out what was wrong until later. The various file analysis tools mentioned here didn't help either. I thought maybe the SSD controller got flakey on me. I ended up doing a reformat and restore. I found the article later.
     

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