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Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

hi!!

I just got install the 10.6.8 at the mac store and also erase all the file because it was a bit slowly. But now i see that there is like 154GB in the hidden space. I don´t understand why. The mac should be empty. So, how can I erase this hidden space?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Where and how are you seeing this "hidden space"? What capacity disk have you? If you run Activity Monitor, what disk usage does it report?

  • 2. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I saw the "hidden space" when I used the Daisy Disk application. The capacity disk is 250 gb. When I run the Activity monitor the usage disk is 153 gb.

  • 3. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Download and run OmniDiskSweeper to get an idea of what is using the space

  • 4. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I run the OmniDisk Sweeper. The results are: total hard disk usage 20.3 GB ( private 9.6GB, Library 4.6GB,-this might be because i syncronized the ipad- system 2,7, aplications 2.0GB User 1.1GB usr 580.3 MB and the other are in MB). I still do not know where the 154 GB are....

     

    PS. THANK YOU very much for trying to help me !!!

  • 5. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Please post a screen shot showing OmniDiskSweeper's two windows.

     

    Don't delete anything you don't know about

  • 6. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Captura de pantalla 2012-11-16 a las 12.44.34.png

    here is the screen shot.

  • 7. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    That seems OK. Could you run Disk Utility and post a screenshot of its window?

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    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this is the screen shot of Dis Utility Captura de pantalla 2012-11-16 a las 18.06.46.png

  • 9. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Does the available space change if you empty trash and restart the machine?

  • 10. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it does not. but i wil empty the trash and restart it anyway.

  • 11. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Captura de pantalla 2012-11-16 a las 18.20.00.png

    screen shot after restart

  • 12. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    I'm puzzled

     

    What was on the computer before you installed 10.6.8?

     

    I'm wondering if the best thing to do is to take a clone to an external disk, then reformat your internal disk and clone back to it.

  • 13. Re: hidden space
    Maywa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it was 10.5.8. I wanted the latest software, but the guy at the apple store said that my computer will get slowly. This are the specification of my computer 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 4 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3. Do you think that it will get slowly if I updated to the latest software?

     

     

    More details about the problem. I remembered that when I first bought the mac  it requested me to fill up a form with my name my adress and all personal data so everytime  I type the first letter of my email it automatically "knew" my name. This time I did not have to fill up anything. And the user name is apple with the password apple again. I never choosed a password. And I don´t know If I can reformat it beacuse I do not see that option.

     

     

    This time the guy plug an external hard disk and from that he updated my mac to 10.6.8. He asked me twice whether I wanted to erase all my data or no. Captura de pantalla 2012-11-16 a las 22.19.14.png

  • 14. Re: hidden space
    Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)

    Reformat/erase = borrar. Make sure you have a bootable backup (clone) before doing it.

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