Applications :: Incorrect Information About Available Free Space After Attempt To Increase Size?

Oct 3, 2009

I broke the disk into two logical volumes. In one volume, had an operating system. In the second volume of stored programs. Then I needed to increase the size of the system drive.What I did:1. Booted from installation disk.2. Remove the second partition.3. Increased the size of the first (system) disk.4. Check the disk and partition for errors.

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IMac :: Incorrect Amount Of Free Space Shown?

May 30, 2010

On view options I checked show item info, and I actually like this look a little better. But the info is incorrect, I have a 500 Gb HD partitioned to 430 for OS X and 70 for Win7. And that is exactly what it shows on the desktop, not the correct amount of free space, but the maximum capacity of the drive. I read one post that said to simply drag something into the drive, and it would re-register with the correct amount of space, tried it and needless to say it didn't work. So does anyone know how to make this work? I posted a screen to show you what I mean, but the image is so small I don't know if you will be able to see what I am talking about

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MacBook Air :: Incorrect Free Space Reported Options?

Aug 1, 2010

It appears that either disk utility or finder are misreporting the free space available on my main partition. Finder indicates there's 33GB available and disk utility inidcates there's only 23GB available. Anyone know why there's a discrepancy? Which figure is the right one?Also I'm trying to resize the partition (to be smaller) but disk utility always errors out on my. I want to increase the size of my windows partition since i'm finding I need the space there more than I need it in OS X.

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Software :: Incorrect Free Space Appears In My System?

Jul 2, 2008

I have connected a new external HD to my Mac via firewire. Disk Utility indicates it has 145 Gb on it. I copied two folders over to it for a total of 72 GB. Yet the finder and disk Utility indicate that 112 Gb were used. Where is the missing Gb? I checked using invisible files on. There was nothing unusual there. I am not using Time Machine on this HD. I ran Disk Repair

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ITunes :: Incorrect Free Space Required For Sync?

Mar 23, 2012

I'm running a Mac Pro with iTunes 10.6 and attempting to sync my iPad 2 (iOS 5.1).  The capacity bar says I have 2.7 GB of free space.  When I sync, I get this error message: 

"The iPad “Kevin P Murphy’s iPad” cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the iTunes library (additional 46.03 GB required)." 

I've run through all my tabs.  I'm only syncing Music, Movies, and TV Shows.  I have the sync "Entire Music Library" checkbox enabled, and the "Automatically Include all" for Movies and TV Shows.  I also have the "Sync only checked songs and videos" checkbox enabled on the Summary tab, so under the Music, Movies, and TV Shows portions of my library, only those items checked should sync.  They are all checked correctly.  I do not have everything checked in any of those categories. 

So why does iTunes think my iPad needs another 46 GB of space when I clearly am under that amount?  By the way, this problem start when I tried to add 1.41 GB of music to an earlier successful sync of all the movies and TV shows.  That 1.41 GB has apparently triggered a need for 45 GB more when it doesn't exist. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Shows Incorrect Free Space

Jun 11, 2012

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)

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Intel Mac :: Increase Free Space On Startup Disc?

Jun 5, 2012

I've backed up all the contents of my computer to a 1TB external hard drive connected by USB (LaCie Porsche). Time Machine is working perfectly with it! Now, I want to erase lots of files from the startup disc or do whatever I need to do in order that I might have way more available memory on the startup disc. I need to know that my backups of iPhoto are truly on the external drive, and then I need to do something so that the memory available on my desktop is maximized.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Aug 31, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: "Secure Erase Free Space Failed With The Error: Some Information Was Unavailable During An Internal Lookup"

Mar 25, 2012

Out of the blue tonight, my Mac Mini running OS X Lion will no longer secure erase my empty space. Whenever I try to do so, I get the following error: "Secure Erase Free Space failed with the error: Some information was unavailable during an internal lookup" I've rebooted to no avail. I also did a complete shut down and boot up, but the error persists.

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Apr 28, 2009

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Jul 6, 2010

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MacBook Air :: Font Size In Most Applications Is Too Small - How To Increase

Aug 24, 2014

I have installed a 24" monitor to support my mac air 11".  The FONT size in most applications is too small for me.  How do I increase the font size?

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OS X Mavericks :: App Size In System Information Not Same As App Size In Finder?

Jun 4, 2014

As you can see from the image above, finder is showing that apps are taking up nearly 30 GB, nearly 25 GB less than system information. What is causing this or which one is the actual size of the apps. It's not as if I'm runing out of space , I'm just a bit curious.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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Applications :: No Disk Space After Failed Disk Utility Erase Free Space?

Dec 15, 2010

I'm having a pretty serious problem. I attempted to erase the free space on my HD, as I do from time to time, except this time it appeared to hang/freeze at the end, when it gets to the part where it creates a temporary file. I waited for several minutes and it didn't move. I tried clicking the skip button, but that did nothing either, so I force quit Disk Utility.

The problem is, it left the disk at "Zero KB" of free space, effectively making my computer inoperable. I was in the process of studying for a huge exam tomorrow, and am currently flipping out.

If it matters, I'm on a Macbook Pro 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, running 10.4.

I really don't want to have to reinstall the OS and import the old files, but my real fear is that I will have to do a fresh install of the OS.

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OS X :: No Free Space - Erase Free Space Interrupted

Mar 20, 2009

Yesterday I apparently interrupted Disk Utility when it was erasing free space, which was far bigger than the used space on my beloved black Macbook. Apparently the free space, because the program was interrupted, is seen as one honking big file.

This morning, the disk utility tells me that I have zero free space. Verify says I do not need repair. I checked because of all my sudden problems (I am unable to save anything to the laptop, unable to cut-and-paste . . . and unable to erase free space again since there officially isn't any, etc.).

Trash is empty.

I tried (based on advice in another thread) to reboot with the installation disk so as to use its disk utility program, but the installation disk menu offers "install" etc. but not (as far as I can tell) just access to its disk utility.

I plugged in my Timemachine external drive [WD MyBook], but the most recent "save" there has the "restore" button greyed out. That's scary.

I'm willing to do a complete re-install if necessary, but I hope that one of you has a simpler solution that will simply get my free space back.

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Applications :: Any Free Utility To Reduce PDF File Size?

Dec 19, 2008

I have a pdf file with lots of high-res photos in it. Is there a good way to reduce the file size while keeping the photo quality reasonable? A free utility that allows users to adjust the level of photo quality would be great. Under Preview, I tried "save as" and then "Reduce File Size" with Quartz filter. The file size was reduced by 1/10 but the photos did not look good.

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Applications :: Erasing Free Space?

Dec 24, 2009

Who here has experience with this process? What are all the benefits, do I get back more space? I heard that a large file is created somewhere.

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Software :: Incorrect File Size On USB Memory Stick

Jun 3, 2010

I've noticed something: when I use 'view info' on files on my usb memory stick, the file size is much bigger than when I use it on the same file on the desktop.

For example: I've got a gif file on my memory stick. Using 'view info' on that file it says: Size: 32 KB on drive (7.129 bytes)
When I copy that same file on my desktop it says:
Size: 8 KB on drive (7.129 bytes)

Which makes more sense. Why does it give 32 KB for a 7.129 bytes file when I vied the info on that file on a usb memory stick? It does that with all files on usb drives. The 7.129 bytes in this case seems to be the true file size, but for some reason 'view info' adds a significant file size to it.

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Applications :: Hard Drive Software To Free Up Space?

Jan 17, 2009

What is some good software to free up my hard drive?

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Jun 4, 2010

I've currently got a Windows XP partition and a Mac partition. Thing is, I allocated too little to Windows XP, just about 20gb. I don't want to go through the hassle of installing the whole thing again so is it possible I free up some space in my Mac partition and just use some partition software in Windows to extend it's size?

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Applications :: Utility To Wipe Free Space On Macbook

Jun 8, 2010

I'm fairly new into my mac. Today I have been searching for a utility to wipe free space on my macbook. I'm looking for something open source/freeware. When I was using Windoze I used Eraser by Heide. I can't find a thing out there. Oh, and I've done a search here in the forums and after looking through multiple pages I haven't found anything that meets my needs. Sorry. I'm pretty frustrated. And pardon my ignorance in all things Mac.

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May 14, 2012

I hav a 500 GB internal hard drive on my Mac Book Pro running Lion. 

In any Finder window or "get info" on my hard drive, it says I have 465 GB available (only 34 GB actually used). In Disk Utility, it says I only have 121 GB available and 379 used.  

When I "calculate all sizes" of the folders in the root directory, it's less than 280 GB, so there must be 100 GB of hidden files somewhere. 

I also suspect that these hidden files are taking up a lot of space on my Time Machine. Yes, I've already run disk utility, repaired disk, emptied trash, restarted, etc. but something weird is going on.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPad, iPhone 4, BlackBook, iPod

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Jun 21, 2012

I have a MacBook Air that i hdmi-connected to Samsung tv but the image on the tv is not sized correctly, meaning the image frame on the screen is smaller that the full sized tv screen.  It's not evenly shrunk around the screen.  It's about 2 inches on the left and 3 inches on the right, and 1 inch from top and bottom.

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May 5, 2009

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Jan 19, 2009

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Jun 14, 2012

I need to get more space on my start up disk. How do I free up space by transferring to one of my back up drives?

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Applications :: Time Machine Taking Much Space / Minimize The Size Of Backups?

Jul 20, 2010

I have my Mac on a TM backup on a 500gb HDD and its been backing up for about a month now. The maximum space is just about 500gb but time machine has brought it to 338gb with each backup taking 10-20gb. Is this normal? On my other Mac (an aluminum imac C2D), the backups take roughly 80gb of space and on my MBP im already up to 159gb worth of backups. Is there a way to minimize the size of backups?

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MacBook Pro :: Font Size On 17 Is Too Small - How Can I Increase The Font Size

Jun 4, 2010

I'm trying to increase the font size of my mac, but I can't find it anywhere. I should be really simple to do so I'm probably missing something. On windows you just right click the desktop > appearance and bang. How can I do it on the mac? Oh and I don't want to increase the font of safari or finder, i already know how to do that, what I'm looking for is a way to make all fonts bigger (including menus)... just like you do on windows, make all fonts 1.2 times bigger.

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Apr 17, 2012

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OS X :: Skipped Erase Free Space, No Space On HD?

Apr 23, 2009

I managed to interrupt the computer when I selected the "Erase Free Space" option. I had 0GB left on the computer and had to cancel almost all of the applications. I Googled and found that /var/root/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems should locate the file when entered in Terminal, but whenever I try that, it just says "Permission denied." It only asked for a password once, and when I tried entering it, it said that there was no such file. I located a few other temporary files and deleted those, and also tried making empty folders on the desktop to empty the trash. It freed up 6.7 GB, but there's still a lot of space missing. I'm not sure what else to try or how to get the space back.

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