Why dont these match??

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by kjaxplicit24, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. kjaxplicit24 macrumors regular

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    This has been discussed a few times:

    Why Activity Monitor and Finder's Get Info gave different info?
    Disk space free: Activity Monitor vs Finder

    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
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #3
    It is Time Machine local backups. Finder does account for space used by Time Machine's local backups, thus the difference.
     
  4. kjaxplicit24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Had no idea about this. Thanks guys!
     

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