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Mac OS X Difference between actual and displayed space usage

I checked my Macbook Air's disk usage with 'ncdu' tool and found that there is a big difference between my actual space usage and the displayed one. It has a 128 GB SSD and it's running OS X Mavericks ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between 'physical' and 'logical' size?

I just found out about the mdls command on OS X which prints out the metadata associated with a given file. This command tells me both a 'physical size' ("kMDItemPhysicalSize") and 'logical size' ...
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50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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0answers
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Vmware fusion 5.0.3 increase windows 7 vm hard disk on OS X ML

I have 40gb free on my mac. I want to increase my vm HD by 20gb. It won't even let me increase the vm hd by 1gb saying 'there's not enough room on the file system to complete the operation'. I've ...
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Huge disk space usage but I can't find what [duplicate]

My Mac's disk is almost full. I've tried to delete files and checked out my /var/log but can't find any 'big' files. What can I do to clean up my Macbook's disk space or to find out what is so huge? ...
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1answer
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Backup bootable USB flash in Mac OS X

I have a bootable USB. It runs Linux. The size of USB pen is 8Gb, and linux partitions take less than 200Mb. $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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1answer
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Not enough disk space when doing a SOAP request on mac osx

I'm on Mac osx, I'm sending a SOAP request and the response is: There is not enough space on the disk. <s:Envelope xmlns:s="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"> <s:Body> ...
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Mac Lion OS X - I deleted files, but the disk free space is not increased

I had on Mac Lion OS X just 0.5GB of free space, so I deleted like 15 GB movies => OS X wanted to confirm this operation by filling out the password => I did it and the files were deleted. I checked ...
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How to see whats taking up space on your hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Visualize files and directories Im thinking of switching to one of the macbook pro retinas with a 256gb ssd, im making the move from a 512gb hd, which at the moment is ...
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What free space thresholds/limits are advisable for 640 GB and 2 TB hard disk drives with ZEVO ZFS on OS X?

Assuming that free space advice for ZEVO will not differ from advice for other modern implementations of ZFS … Question Please, what percentages or amounts of free space are advisable for hard disk ...
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1answer
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CCleaner erased most of the free space

I tried to use "Erase free space" from CCleaner in Mac. I was not sure about how it would work. When the process started there was about 175 GB of space available, and when the space started to ...
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1answer
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How to start my VM in VMware Fusion with little disk space available

Due to some newly installed software packages my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.6.7) runs with little disk space available (~ 2.3 gb), which actually is enough for working right now. Currently I am on the go so ...
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Why does my freshly-formatted disk have 450 MB of data on it?

The answer is probably obvious, but I'm sure enquiring minds want to know: if I erase a disk and reformat it, what's already taking up almost half a gigabyte of space? In this case, it's formatted ...
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1answer
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USB Drive showing 1.46GB Available on OS X

I have a Flash Drive which shows only 1.46GB of space available on Mac OS X. It was having problems on Windows, so I ran an HP utility. (I can't find the original SU question) What could be wrong and ...
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Need an app that tells about file & folder sizes

I need an app that tells about file & folder sizes, like what is the biggest file and/or folder on my hard disk, sort this detail from biggest file and/or folder to the smallest & vice versa, ...
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Remote disk usage analyzer over SSH from OS X?

On Ubuntu, I enjoyed the disk usage analyzer "Baobab" to drill down into my file system and see what was taking up so much space. One invaluable feature was to connect to a remote system over SSH and ...
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3answers
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Can I recover my files from a USB hard drive? I don't see any files, but half the disk space is gone.

I have a 500 GB USB drive. Whether I go to Windows Explorer or Finder, the drive shows that about half the drive is free. However, when I open the drive in either Windows 7 or OS X, no files show ...
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Good program to visualize file system usage on Mac?

Based on this question, I would like to know if there are any good programs to visualize file system usage on OS X? I used to have SpaceMonger when I was using a PC and would love to find some ...
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How to reduce MacOS X Leopard footprint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do you remove from a default os x install? Hello. Is it any guides available how to reduce an HDD space occupied by Mac OS X? Languages i don't use etc.