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Macbook Air SSD issue

683 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2013 10:25 PM by Rocket88 RSS
Rocket88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 8, 2013 12:49 AM

Having an issue with my Macbook Air (mid 2011). Using Get Info, my Macintosh HD shows 101 GB of free space.  But when I use Disk Utility, it shows only 63 GB of free space.  What is going on?  I used Disk Utility to Verify Disk and it found problems, so I rebooted and performed Repair Disk successfully.  Disk checks out OK but free space discrepancy is still there.


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MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Mush. Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 8, 2013 2:01 AM (in response to Rocket88)

    Is the Macintosh HD giving the most accurate reading? If so, try this:


    First ensure that you have not deleted any data that you would need to use data recovery software to recover.


    Open disk utility and select the Macintosh HD from the source list.


    Click the erase tab and choose 'erase free space'. This will take several minutes.


    In most cases this will bring the 'get info' output on the volume and the disk utility output back into sync.

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Aug 8, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to Rocket88)



    Do you have Time Machine enabled?


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