3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 1:26 AM by shamalk
Thegn Abu Level 1 Level 1

I've had this problem for a while now, and I've been unable to figure out why. I can't even remember when it started, but it has become quite a nuisance.


The Finder window shows that I have 302GB of harddrive space remaining, out of 500GB. The Activity Monitor and Disk Utility show I have 240GB space remaining, and my System Profiler shows I have 239GB remaining. I just deleted a bunch of old TV shows off of iTunes (about 40GB worth) to open up some space, but only the Finder changed (up to 302GB from 260GB) but the Activity Monitor, Disk Utility, and System Profiler haven't changed.


Now, I'll assume the Finder is showing the correct amount of space, but I'm wondering why the other utilites are showing the incorrent amount of space. I have a feeling maybe something was screwed up when I created a 50GB Windows 7 partition through Boot Camp a couple months ago.


I've attempted to Repair Disk through the Disk Utility and it says everything looks fine. Any solutions to this minor inconvenience? Or at least an answer as to why this is happening?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Linc Davis on Jun 11, 2012 9:47 PM Solved
“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." OS X Lion: About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs