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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by kjaxplicit24, Sep 1, 2012.
Check out the disk usage
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:
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating my spaceFor space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.
For Time Machine users on notebooks running Lion or later, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled.
OS X: About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs
Check to see if some of the space is being used by your sleepimage file.
Check the System Memory tab in Activity Monitor to check page outs and swap used. If swap used is significant, restart your computer and track that value under your normal workload. If you have significant page outs under normal use, you could benefit from more RAM.
Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
Use OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report, Disk Inventory X, DaisyDisk or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
Check your drive with Disk Utility: Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes
Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
Time Machine backup files and needed disk repair
App filling log file
App or file was 89GB
Drive needed to be re-indexed
Time Machine backup file
Large app cache file
Garageband files and video podcasts
Oversized email being duplicated
Another email issue
Freeing up space in Mac OS X
How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
It is Time Machine local backups. Finder does account for space used by Time Machine's local backups, thus the difference.
Had no idea about this. Thanks guys!