2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2013 11:45 PM by strangetml
strangetml Level 1 (0 points)

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This is where it started getting wrong. I used Winclone 3 to try to make a bootcamp image. Then I found out I didn't need that, so I clicked "move to trash" to delete the image file like what one would do to a normal file. However, it took longer than usual to carry out the "empty trash" process after I clicked "empty trash" (I guess I wasnt aware that a large image file indeed should take longer than usual to be emptied), so I stop the process by clicking the cross in the processing window. But, that didn't seem going right either and it hanged. Only thing I could do is to restart the computer even though it said the emptying process is still in progress. So I force quit finder and it successfully reboot. Although then the trash seemed empty, the disk usage wasn't looking good because when I removed some big movie files (tens of GB, eg. 57GB, 11GB), the disk usage isnt' changing. More importantly, when looking at the capture above, the used space of "Other" of the Macintosh HD is ZERO KB, which made me really think if deleteing the winclone image file had messed up something badly....


ps I went into the recovery disk and did reparing disk and permission after the weird encounter while deleting the winclone image. Here is the log from the disk utility:



2013-06-22 00:48:27 +0800: Disk Utility started.



2013-06-22 00:49:05 +0800: Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”

2013-06-22 00:59:40 +0800:

2013-06-22 00:59:40 +0800: Permissions repair complete

2013-06-22 00:59:40 +0800:

2013-06-22 00:59:40 +0800:



2013-06-22 00:59:51 +0800: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

2013-06-22 00:59:51 +0800: Starting verification tool:

2013-06-22 00:59:52 +0800: Checking file system2013-06-22 00:59:53 +0800: Performing live verification.

2013-06-22 00:59:53 +0800: Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

2013-06-22 01:01:42 +0800: Checking extents overflow file.

2013-06-22 01:01:42 +0800: Checking catalog file.

2013-06-22 01:01:42 +0800: Checking multi-linked files.

2013-06-22 01:01:42 +0800: Checking catalog hierarchy.

2013-06-22 01:01:42 +0800: Checking extended attributes file.

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Checking volume bitmap.

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Volume bitmap needs minor repair for orphaned blocks

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Checking volume information.

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Invalid volume free block count

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: (It should be 20781108 instead of 20452766)

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: The volume Macintosh HD was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Error: This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key and the R key until you see the Apple logo. When the OS X Utilities window appears, choose Disk Utility.2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800:

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800: Disk Utility stopped verifying “Macintosh HD”: This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key and the R key until you see the Apple logo. When the OS X Utilities window appears, choose Disk Utility.

2013-06-22 01:01:43 +0800:




2013-06-22 01:29:52 +0800: Disk Utility started.



2013-06-22 01:31:05 +0800: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”

2013-06-22 01:31:05 +0800: Starting verification tool:

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking file system2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Performing live verification.

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking extents overflow file.

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking catalog file.

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking multi-linked files.

2013-06-22 01:33:23 +0800: Checking catalog hierarchy.

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800: Checking extended attributes file.

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800: Checking volume bitmap.

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800: Checking volume information.

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800: The volume Macintosh HD appears to be OK.

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800: Repair tool completed:

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800:

2013-06-22 01:33:24 +0800:


The result was good after entering the recovery HD to did the repair. However, the disk usage issue remained..

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 15" early 2011 2.2GHz i7
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,800 points)

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  • strangetml Level 1 (0 points)

    I reckon reindexing the volume can help correct the disk usage display issue? I highly appreciate your help here!


    But a rather weird side note to what had just happened.

    Since I posted the question up, I'd been constantly searching for solutions and looking at the HDDs (internal and external), trying to sum up what might have gone wrong by checking the space taken up. But for a long while, I left my laptop plugged with the Time Machine for a coupld of hours untouched. When I came back and continued my search, I realized suddenly the disk space had updated itself. All the mass delete of files and space change is shown now - which is all before I reindexed the system. What a weird time gap the system takes to correct things. Now things seemed alright.


    Looking at the Daisydisk analysis. I concluded that it was a almost half size of mobilebackup that ate up the HDD space (~2xxGB). Now the analysis showed that big mobilebackup trunk is gone.