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Nov 14, 2012 3:46 PM

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)
  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to Maywa)

    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?

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to Maywa)

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

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to Maywa)

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

     

    Don't delete anything you don't know about

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to Maywa)

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

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to Maywa)

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

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to Maywa)

    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.

  • Austin Kinsella1 Level 6 Level 6 (11,505 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Maywa)

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

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