Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to kaderde)
Did you get WhatSize from the AppStore? If so, it doesn't have the "As Admin" feature that lets you see everything.
If you got it directly from the maker, click the "As User" icon in the toolbar, enter your Admin password, and re-scan your drive.
Also see Where did my Disk Space go?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 2:36 AM (in response to Pondini)
Thanks for the response Pondini. I get it directly from the maker and did scan the drive as admin, still couldn't find the missing part. And I also did read Where did my Disk Space go? and checked everything written there before i write here. Still couldn't find.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to kaderde)
I was able to reclaim 20 gig of HD space. Do you have an iphone or ipad? If so, you when you sync those devices iTunes makes a backup. Over time and multiple devices I had amassed about 20 gig in backups. If this is the case. Open iTunes go to Devices in the preferences panel and delete older backups. Problem solved.
Do you have any software that uses a scratch disc or audio software that caches internet streams. These to can create huge file without your knowing. Search your drive for large files that have large Caches or files.
Also if you run Paralells (PC emulator) its backup can get enormous. Check for that if you use.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to supportme)
@support me: option 1 fails. I used only one device but to be sure i deleted the backup and nothing has changed.
option 2 i made that search through finder with what size and OmniDiskSweeper and couldnt find any large files. I also cleaned caches with onyx. an no i dont use and emulator.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to kaderde)
That's pretty strange -- as you said, both the title line and sum of top-level folders is about 100 GB, but the sidebar selction says 200 GB.
Are you sure you ran Verify Disk on your internal HD, and Disk Utility said it "appears to be ok"? Directory corruption is the only cause of such a discrepancy I've ever seen.
It's clearly not any of the usual hidden places -- /Volumes, /private, Versions database, Mobile backups.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to Pondini)
I did verify disk again then i see the disk needed to be repaired. And repaired. The missing part did come back. Problem solved for now. But thesize of the used area at the hd info window is still rising when i plug my mobile broadband device. Anyway...
Thank you very much.