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wrong available disc size - Funny Mountain Lion

208 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 9:36 AM by thomas_r. RSS
m_r_nadh Calculating status...
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Feb 8, 2013 8:41 AM

Look at the highlighted parts finder shows 149GB as available where as diskutility says only 45GB is available.

Somehow i hate mountain lion. It made my macbook **** slow feel like working on 10yrs old computer. sometimes wifi doesnt connect to internet. i need to restart to make it work

I lly installed windows 8 on bootcamp and it is very nice and impressive performance.

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MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,920 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to m_r_nadh)

    There is always going to be a discrepancy between Disk Utility and the Finder, because Disk Utility is giving you a literal number while the Finder is omitting certain things that might as well be free space. For example, with Time Machine active, your machine stores local snapshots. These backup files, however, are thinned automatically (or even deleted altogether) by the Finder if free space gets tight enough. So, the Finder does not report that space as being in use.


    Edit: As for your performance problems, see my Mac Performance Guide.


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