Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
It's a 750g hard drive
I had about 10g free before I deleted the 296g file. Now I have 120g free. I should have about 300g free.
I thought I'd also mention that I have reset the PRAM just in case that would help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Get Info on the hard drive shows my 309g free. I've been checking the available capacity in Disk Utility (which still says 119g free).
Is it problematic that disk utility has it wrong?
Thats extremely common for the updated available GB to post a few mins, or even 20 + mins later.
Ive seen it 100 times.
Especially if you deleted, say 10gigs of 1000s of files, instead of 10gigs of just a few huge files.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 8:29 PM (in response to PlotinusVeritas)
It's been a couple of hours, but I'm in no hurry. I deleted an iphoto library I had moved to an external hard drive, so I don't know if that makes much of a difference.
Thanks for the quick replies!
Here's the log from verifying the disk. So, I'm instructed to repari fom the recovery partition. I'll report back when I'm finished.
Checking file systemPerforming live verification.
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
Checking extents overflow file.
Checking catalog file.
Incorrect block count for file Thumb64Segment.data
(It should be 67584 instead of 648001)
Incorrect block count for file ThumbJPGSegment.data
(It should be 36864 instead of 324001)
Checking multi-linked files.
Checking catalog hierarchy.
Checking extended attributes file.
Checking volume bitmap.
Volume bitmap needs minor repair for orphaned blocks
Checking volume information.
Invalid volume free block count
(It should be 29761969 instead of 28894415)
The volume Anndee-Macbook was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 10:36 PM (in response to Anndee)
Those warnings are commonplace and not necessarily significant.
If the computer is started up from the Mac OS X hard disk (or disk partition) and Disk Utility finds errors on it, there is not necessarily anything wrong. Only when started up from the CD should Disk Utility reports of errors on the Mac OS X hard disk (or disk partition) be considered accurate.
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.
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