OS X :: Missing 20 Gigs Of HDD - How To Get Back Hidden Space

May 21, 2009

20 gigs of my HDD is missing. I had a 20 gig torrent, but I deleted that (it wasn't fully downloaded), and the only other thing I have downloaded was (accidently) the 1.1 gig Garageband extra sounds etc and the Safari 4 update. Any ideas?

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OS X :: Missing Used Space - Any Hidden Files On System?

Jun 8, 2009

I clicked on my HD and I have 124.5 Used and 61.51 Free, which adds up to 186.01. I then clicked on Macintosh HD and selected all the files and hit "Get Info." It all adds up to 117.5 GB. I'm missing about 7 GB and I don't know where it is. Are there some hidden files or something?

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OS X :: Getting Back Hidden Covered Disc Space On Hdd

Jul 11, 2009

Why is there such a memory loss on hard drives? By this I mean, if you have a 160 gig HHD - you are only presented with 149 gig.

Or my 250 gig only shows 232 gig - so where has the 18 gig disappeared to?

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OS X :: Trying To Find Missing Gigs On Hard Drive

Sep 14, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro and when I click on the harddrive and Get Info, it tells me I have used 100 gigs of 111 available. But when I right click on Macintosh HD in Finder and Select All of the folders and hit Get Info, it tells me they add up to only 95gigs. Where is the other 5 gigs hiding? My trash is empty.

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Hardware :: External Hard Drive Missing Gigs?

May 25, 2009

I recently bought my first hard drive, a Hitachi 640GB, I just plugged it in and it's telling me there's 595 GB of 595 GB available.

Like I said, this is my first hard drive, can someone explain the reason why I'm missing 45 GB? Is it an operating system? Is there anyway to get rid of it?

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OS X Mavericks :: Lost About 30 Gigs Of Hard Drive Space From Screen Flow

Jun 20, 2014

I shut down the computer, and opened up screenflow and exited it. However the 30 gigs is still missing. I got an error saying out of space while I was recording a webcam and now the 30 gigs is gone. I only have 5 gigs of hd space left on my computer when it should be closer to 35 gigs left. I ran cleanmymac but that didn't find the missing hard-drive space.

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Intel Mac :: HD Space Disappearing And Missing 100 GB Of Hard Disk Space?

Mar 21, 2012

Can anyone explain to me why, on my iMac's 500GB hard drive, the displayed size of the only 4 items on it is 207GB, that the info box on the HD itself says 393GB used?  Unless I failed grade 1 math, 500GB - 207GB = 293GB, right?  So where's the missing ~100GB?  That's a lot of space I know I haven't filled up. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 24" 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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MacBook Pro :: Upgrading RAM On Late 2006 From 2 Gigs To Maximum Of 3 Gigs

Jan 4, 2010

I'm looking into upgrading the RAM of a late 2006 MacBook Pro from 2 gigs to maximum of 3 gigs. Should I just get a 2 gig chip and replace one of the 1 gig chips with that, or would I be better off purchasing a pair of 2 gig chips and replacing both of the old 1 gig chips with them? So basicly I'm asking wether the RAM chips should be in identical pairs or does it matter?

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Intel Mac :: After Installing Lion The Toolbar Is Missing (not Hidden)

Mar 25, 2012

After installing Lion my toolbar is missing (not hidden).Where is it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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IMac :: Upgrading Memory From 2 Gigs To 4 Gigs In My System?

Jun 3, 2010

I bought this in sept. of 08. The 24'' 2.8 ghz interl core 2 duoMy mac came with 2gig 800 hmz DDR2 SDRAM. what are good places to upgrade to 4 gigs. I have $200 in amazon gift cards, so that seem to be the front running. Do I need a certain brand or will any brand work as long as its ddr2 sdram?

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MacBook :: Factory Memory Modules / Missing One Gigs Of Memory?

Oct 16, 2009

I have a Black MacBook (Early 2008). I think that I still have the factory standard RAM sticks (I bought the Mac used from a friend). I noticed today that I am running on only one gig of RAM even though I have two gigs of memory.

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PowerPC :: Upgrading Powerbook RAM From 1.5 Gigs To 2 Gigs

Sep 19, 2006

Sorry if this has been asked recently, (searched but couldnt find it) but i am thinking about upgrading the RAM on my 1.5GHz PB G4 from 1.5 gigs to 2 gigs of RAM. What type of performance increase should i see? Is it worth the money?

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OS X :: Can't Get Back Hidden Folder

Mar 30, 2010

Yesterday, I reinstalled leopard, as I was having errors, and random problems. I backed everything up fine, however I forgot an important /.hidden file I had with some bank data. The machine was on a time machine backup.

Any chance to get it back some how? Would time machine back, it up? Any program that may allow me to get it back if it is still on the drive? I just did a standard quick erase before installing osx again.

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Mac Pro :: Space On Start Up Disk - Free Up Space By Transferring To One Of Back Up Drives?

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?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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App Store :: Get A Hidden Purchased App Back?

May 30, 2012

I accidentally hit the "x" on the "Purcased apps" page of the Mac App Store. I know that if you go to Store -> View My Account and click "View Hidden Purchases" it should show me the purchases that I have hidden, and allow me to "UnHide" them. However when I click on the "View Hidden Purchases" link it leads me to a page that says "You do not have any hidden purchases." I know I do, because it even says "You have hidden 12 items" to the left of the "View Hidden Purchases" link. 

I know that this seems kinda confusing, it's even confusing to myself but my mind is boggled. I don't understand why it would be saying that I have 12 hidden items, then I click the link to view them and it says I have none. I've tried logging out of and into the app store and restarting my computer. 

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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App Store :: How To Bring Back Hidden Apps

Apr 27, 2012

Apps that have been closed with the X checkbox. Are they gone forever? I thought they were just hidden and could be brought back. I can't seem to find a way to do that. The problem started because the App Store says I have an app installed when it's not in my Applications folder. Where is it looking to see if an app is installed? There are no receipts I could find. 

is there any sensible way to order App Store purchases aside from purchase date, which seems the least useful. 

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App Store :: Apps Are Missing And All Listed As Hidden But Can't Unhide The Apps

May 30, 2012

Under purchases I'm getting "you have not purchased any apps." Under Itunes in the Cloud all my apps are listed as hidden but when I click "view hidden purchases" it says I do not have any hidden purchases. I have three Macs and all are experiencing the same issue so this is an account problem and not a computer software problem. The funny thing is that it's still recognizing updates.Yes, I've tried signing out and back in to view my account with no luck. The only thing I did weird last night was I disabled the Itunes store and automatic downloading on one computer. This morning when I had the above problem I put all the settings back. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Missing HD Space After Format

Jul 30, 2009

I've just formated my 320gb hard drive on my macbook pro, and I only have 280gb of free hd space. OSX and iLife doesn't take up 40gb does it?

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MacBook Pro :: Missing Space On New Ssd - Os 10.7

Jul 5, 2012

upgraded from a 320gb to a 512gb SSD.  Works great except can only access the original 320gb.  Can't expand the partition in disk utility, just hangs. I let it run for over 2 hours and the status bar was still spinning.  I'm running OS 10.7.4..

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: HDD Space Missing After Reformatting Drive

May 3, 2010

I have a 24" 2.66Ghz 4GB RAM iMac with 640GBs of internal HDD space, and a 2TB external drive I use to store stuff. About a month ago I tried partitioning the drive during an ubuntu install, and it messed the [external] drive up. I have had some more problems caused by the install (OS X didn't boot, didn't show up when restarting+alt etc.), so I had backed up my entire internal drive to my 2TB external one, and re-formatted my HDD.

Everything went back to normal, till I noticed I have ~600GBs missing from my 2TB drive. I tried iPartition and it shows that I have 20KBs or something like that that are used by the filesystem, and no other partitions (so my drive has one partition and everything's supposed to be there). I'll provide you with a DW log shortly. What can I do to get my 600GBs back?

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OS X :: Space On Computer Missing After Deleting Applications?

Jun 14, 2010

I was playing the free weekend of "Team Fortress 2" and now that it's over I deleted Steam and the TF2 app, but now it went from 74 + space to 65 + space, and so I deleted stuff I don't need anymore, but here's the thing now I'm at 66 + space is the there anything that stem downloaded that I get rid of to make some space? I really don't want to have 10 GB of nothing on my computer!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Missing Disk Space And No Usb Startup

May 16, 2012

I have a white macBook (10.7.3, 250g HD) which has begun to behave in an odd way and which I have so far failed to resolve. 

First I got a message saying very little disk space left - only 420MB which is strange because I knew the HD to be far from full. The beach ball gave me very little access to the Finder but I was eventually able to empty safari cache which gave me 6Gb.  

Checking the root disk folder sizes showed that only 130gb was listed in the various folders but the status bar showed that only 6gb out of 250gb was available. I tried to start up from an external USB disk (no Firewire on this machine, sadly) but the laptop refused to starup from it - tried cable in both USB ports, disk is GUID formatted. I shut down the computer - had to force shutdown with power key as unresponsive to Finder command. 

On restarting I got a message about forced shutdown etc but status bar now says 40gb available (when there should be over 100gb). I was able to select external USB drive in Startup preferences but machine will not startup ffrom external drive. 

Disk Utility reports no problems with internal drive. I want to use Disk Warrior but cannot find cd, hence attempt to startup from external drive. Cannot even check disk while running DW from internal disk as it says prefs file corrupted or write protected. Trashing it (as suggested) makes no difference as new prefs file still unusable. 

I have a TM backup but don't really want to use it if it is likely to have the same corruption.Also, why is the USB disk not starting up the Machine? Only thing I can think of is to do an archive/install of Lion, but is the bloating in the system or are ther some hidden files somewhere which won't be changed?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Missing Hard Disc Space

May 19, 2012

Over the past few days, I've been pruning my hard drive of excess files and moving many of them to external hard drives. My machine is a year-old Macbook Pro. Even after removing over 100GB of files from my 750GB internal hard drive, the info pane for my hard disc still tells me I have only about 60GB of free space.I have been using Disc Inventory X to find files and get rid of them. My latest scan of my HD with this program yields 450GB of actual files stored on my computer, yet the info pane for my HD (powered by Finder) is still telling me I have about 76 GB free. Does anyone have any ideas for how this discrepancy could exist? If the actual files on my computer only come to 450GB, how can I free up the remaining 250GB of space that seem to be missing?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Missing Hard Disk Space?

Jun 7, 2012

I'm running out of hard disk space on my MacBook pro running OS X Lion. I have a 500 GB hard drive and at the moment the finder says I only have 16 GB available. Checking the total of all my files with the finder as well as Apps such as WhatSize and Disk Inventory X only adds up to aproximately 420 GB of files. Therefore I should have about 80 GB free so I am missing 64 GB of hard disk space.

The problem is not the local backup storage as I have had this problem before and have turned off local backups. I have also run disk utility and shut down and re-started. The available disk space is not decreasing with time either like other people have experienced, its fixed at the current availabilty of 16 GB free, and adjust normally as I add and remove files. So there really is a hidden file or something that is using around 64 GB of space.

I noted that a previous post with a similar problem said that DiskTools pro had fixed the problem. However as this application is reltively expensive and there is no explanation of how it soved the problem I don't want to pay for it without some guarantee of results.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Missing Hard Drive Space: >600GB?

Mar 20, 2012

I have a mid 2011 21.5" 2.7 GHZ I5 IMac with a 1 TB HDD.  It is reporting that the startup disk is full (<8gb left). I have surveyed the hard drive and found the "users" folder is using 972GB.The sole "user" folder (me) is using 972 GB An exploration and sum of "folder size" of each of the underlying folders (there are 8: Audio books, Desktop, Documents, Download, Movies, Music, Picture and Public) collectively sums to 316,6GB.  The system tool in "about the iMac" (storage tab) shows "other" allocated a 893,97GB. Where is the missing 640GB plus of space?  Please can anyone advise me how to identify where space has been allocated and how to rectify the problem?  

I have done the following: All updates are installedVerified the partition - no faultsTimemachine - never been activatedre-indexed spotlight as suggested in a support article.deleted a dormant user (6GB) and deleted their dataI have emptied the trash. What else can i do?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), IMAC hard drive missing space

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MacBook Pro :: How To Diagnose Hard Drive Missing Space

Apr 10, 2012

My HD is at 410GB used out of 500. I only have about 230GB in Music and 65GB in Movies. Can I really have 100GB's of applications? The only big app I have is LibreOffice.How to diagnose the missing space?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Data About Items And Space In Window Missing?

May 16, 2012

Prior to Lion, whenever I open a window at bottom it would show # of items and space available in that window.Now all that info is missing in Lion. How can I get it back?Looking at options under Finder, I don't spot a way to restore like "15 items, 7GB available" as I used to see.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 4GB SDRAM; 500GB HD

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Hardware :: Missing Files On External Hard Drive But Space Used

Sep 17, 2010

So I ran Disk Utility and ran the disk repair on my Western Digital external hard drive. After I did this all my files have disappeared, but it still shows that all the space that was taken up before is still being occupied. Is there any way I can recover my files? I am getting really distressed about it because I have almost 500 gbs of data that I don't know if I can get back or not.

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Windows On Mac :: Missing Hard Drive Space After Uninstalling VirtualBox

Dec 24, 2010

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate through VirtualBox, but I wasn't crazy about the experience and I have a Windows 7 laptop. I used the uninstall tool from the downloaded DMG file, but my 20GB of hard drive are missing still. Is the space still tied up somewhere or is something just like a restart needed? (I've been using my Mac all day so I haven't had the change to try a reboot)

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OS X :: Canceled Partitioning Process - Hard Drive Space Missing

Apr 19, 2010

I was using Boot Camp Assistant to partition my MacBook to install XP. While partitioning my MacBook completely froze and wouldn't unfreeze, I waited about 30 minutes to see if it fix itself, so I held down the power to force a restart, upon rebooting I opened Boot Camp Assistant to try again and I noticed I lost 50 gigabytes of space. Is there a way to fix this and regain my lost hard drive space?

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