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  • Benna Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here.

    I've seen that after "some days" the space is correctly show. Seems that takes some time to the file system to see that there are many gigs marked as free.


    BTW, this is pretty silly to me

  • A.Gardoh Level 1 Level 1

    I had this problem a year ago, and when I turned of the FileVault, everything went back to normal. I am not an expert but I think that when the FileVault is on, then it is slower to update the system information about tha available space on your HD



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  • Petrivis Level 1 Level 1

    I turned off my Time Machine and the correct free space amount is showing, think it wants to back update first before deleting the files completely.

  • xmetienne Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem... Today I have freed more then 250 Gb, I should have at least 370 Gb but still have only 120 Gb!?!?!? there is definitely something wrong, but what??? I have tried to restart, reboot, utilities... but still back to square one!!!

  • xmetienne Level 1 Level 1

    Hi A.Gardoh,


    Do you by any chance you have Disk Drill on your computer? If yes, then that's the culpritt! Check if you have a hidden partition called .cleverfiles and a hidden folder called hlink.ref. Disk Drill basically kept down deep all files (hudreds of Gb) I deleted over the past year from my 750 Gb Harddrive...

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    Even after deleting Disk Drill it leaves a hidden partition called .cleverfiles. After using the application FreeDiskSpace I discovered that my 750 Gb harddrive was storing including the deleted files deep down a total of 1,5 Tb and that the famous partition .cleverfiles had a folder containing over 1,29 Tb of deleted files... the name of that hidden folder is hlink.ref

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    Well at least I discovered where was the 450 Gb Space Gorilla on my HD, which in fact happens to be a 1.29 Tb monster of files...


    I haven't deleted it yet, as it is a goldmine of files I deleted and lost ages ago... at least I will be able to recover some of the files I've been crying for... Also I want to be sure how to delete it a and make it disappear for ever...


    Well no need to spend 12 bucks when you can download FreeDiskSpace for free from the AppStore...


    Hope this will help you solve the problem... Good luck...



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