Why dont these match??

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

  1. kjaxplicit24 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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

    Nov 18, 2009
    Had no idea about this. Thanks guys!

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