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Very large jump in number of files on HD

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Aug 18, 2012 11:16 AM

I use SuperDuper every Saturday to clone my #1 HD to my #2 and #3 HD's (I'm a little paranoid) using smart update (incremental).

Last Saturday, 8/11, when I ran SD it evaluated about 490K files. This Saturday when I ran SD it evaluated about 840K files. I used Disk Utilities to look at #1 and it indicated about 840K files. Before I ran SD on #3 it indicated about 490K.

Last week Disk Utility indicated I used about 30G and it now indicates about 35.5G.

I have done nothing in the last week to increase my files by 70% or add 5G+. I've update a few app's but that is it. I have scanned #1 using VirusBarrier X6 and have also used Disk Utility to Verify #1.

I have also used HoudahSpot to look at files created/modified on or after 8/11 on #1 and there are no where near 350K. Note, I don't use Time Machine.


This is driving me crazy; any thoughts?


System Info: Pro Mac running 10.8 since July 26th.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to RobertJ)

    Don't worry about that

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to RobertJ)

    Sometimes, the size is wrong and it changes


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