Why doesn't my free disk space increase when I emptied the trash bin?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Freezorro, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Freezorro macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    MacBook Pro 15'' late 2011
    SSD 500GB Crucial
    MacOS Mountain Lion 10.8.3

    Files were copied to the external backup hard drive.
    Files on MacBook Pro (video project) were moved to trash bin.
    Trash bin was emptied.
    Disk was backed up with Time Machine.
    MacBook Pro was restarted multiple times.

    Different places show different results.

    OmniDiskSwiper: 193.7GB used

    About this Mac --> More info --> Storage: 400GB used

    Right click on hard drive --> get info: 289GB used

    How to free the space? Where are the files with storage info so I will bit the ***** out of them!?!?!
  2. Freezorro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
  4. Freezorro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    Thanks for your help!

    Apple pisses me off so much, that sometimes they make me want to go back to windows. No... after a second of thinking, "Once you go Mac, you never go back!"

    I choose the path of the Dark Side!
    I won't waste time on "fixing" stuff which should work by itself!

    I turned off Time Machine and here are the results

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