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info showing incorrect hard drive space

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mgmtl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 21, 2013 10:16 AM

Inside the finder the hard drive is showing about 23 gigs used after deleting user file (5g applications, 12 gig library, 6 gig system, 15 megs user) and creating new one (in order to sell) but get info on the hard drive icon is showing 52 gigs used... could this be right?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to mgmtl)

    “You may notice a difference in available space statistics between Disk Utility, Finder, and Get Info inspectors. This is expected and can be safely ignored. The Finder displays the available space on the disk without accounting for the local snapshots, because local snapshots will surrender their disk space if needed."


    About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 1:16 PM (in response to mgmtl)

    The difference should be equal to the amount of space used for "Backups" in the Storage display.

  • Evan C Smith Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2013 5:26 AM (in response to Linc Davis)



    Ok. I have a 750G SSD drive on a mac pro retina.  Finder says I have 605G available.  While I about this mac says 215G available.  I have tried to turn off timemachine so I can have the correct numbers.


    10.8.3 osx is my OS, I have 16G of Ram and 2.7Ghz intel core i7.


    When is apple going to fix this finder bug.  And from reading the thread i get the impression that someone at apple thinkgs this is the correct behavior for finder.  That is flat wrong, I am a developer and I can tell you that available memory should ALWAYS be correct.  I have run a verify on my SSD to get the disk on par. 


    As I no longer trust my apple disk my next steps are to back up and move to another machine.  And then start calling apple to have this fixed. 


    So when is this to be fixed??




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