4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2014 10:14 PM by redesigned
rogerfromtucker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

It keeps showing up on my desktop as a disk with about 1 GB of space used, but 0 available, and apparently nothing in it.  What is it?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: What is a .DDPreviewDisk?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,030 points)

    Select the icon and open the Info window. If there's an item named Disk image in the General section, what does it show?

  • 2. Re: What is a .DDPreviewDisk?
    rogerfromtucker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't seem to say that.  Here's what's under General:


    Kind: Volume

    Server: file://localhost/Volumes/.DDPreviewDisk/

    Modified: Today 9:04 AM (I just rebooted)

    Format:Generic File System (OSXFUSE)

    Capacity: 1.07 GB

    Available: Zero bytes

    Used: 1,073,741,824 bytes (1.07 GB on disk)


    And under Sharing and Permissions, it's read only.


    If I eject, it goes away until I reboot.

  • 3. Re: What is a .DDPreviewDisk?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,030 points)

    The volume is created by a third-party system modification called "OSXFUSE," which is probably part of another software package that makes Windows volumes readable on a Mac. If you have problems with the software, you should either remove it according to the developer's instructions, or refer to the developer for support. Back up all data before making any changes.

  • 4. Re: What is a .DDPreviewDisk?
    redesigned Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is a temporary volume created by the Disk Drill program via OSXFUSE, so that it can run off it and perform disk operations on other volumes.


    DD = Disk Drill


    If you close Disk Drill that images should dissapear automatically.


    Hope that helps.