Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to loz114)
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Reindex your hard drive > http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409 Spotlight controls the hard disk space you see in About this Mac, so a reindex should work.
Also, are you sure you deleted the library? Maybe you just copied it
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc Davis wrote:
Looking at the OP's question, I don't know where he/she says that Finder gives a different amount of free space. He/she simply says that the iTunes library is not in Finder anymore, and I suppose it means that it's no longer in the internal drive. This has nothing to do with local snapshots, or we may need more information
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to mende1)
on a closer look, it was this snapshots from my Time Machine. my iTunes has been completely removed from my Mac. I looked on the internet on how to stop local snapshots being saved on the Mac and have now stopped that from saving in my internal drive. (my Time Machine will only save on my dedicated Time Machine hard drive)
thanks for all the advice, was very helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to loz114)
If you're using Time Machine to back up a portable Mac, some of the free space will be used to make local snapshots, which are backup copies of files you've recently deleted. The space occupied by local snapshots is reported as available by the Finder, and should be considered as such. In the display of System Information, local snapshots are shown as "Backups." The snapshots are automatically deleted when they expire or when free space falls below a certain level.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to loz114)
yea you dont need to manually delete these snapshots, but you are able to turn off local snapshots in the Terminal App.
my snapshots were reaching almost 300GB of my space. As I back up with Time Machine daily anyway, i just switched off local snapshots.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to loz114)
You don't need to do that either. Just leave it alone.