Macintosh OS/miscellaneous used space

Advertisement


Richard wrote at 2012-12-17 18:51:14
Here's what worked.  I Restarted with control-R.  I chose Disk Utility and erased the volume (the internal hard drive).  I quit Disk Utility and then Restored System from Backup, using a recent Time Machine backup.  Everything was back to normal and the mystery 100GB was gone. A clean install would have been very cumbersome, since there are four accounts on this computer.

Thanks again.  


Lchapman wrote at 2013-03-08 03:21:21
I had this issue on two computers. One I erased and did a new install like Richard, which fixed the problem. The other computer I decided to use disc warrior to build a new directory, and that freed up that unusable space as well. The benefit is it did take less time.


Macintosh OS

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Debba Robinson

Expertise

AppleWorks 6, Systems up to 10.3.5, general trouble-shooting of hardware and some software.

Experience

In years past I taught computer K-8 and helped maintain Macs using sytems 7 and 8. Since 2001, I have not been working with computers daily, aside from doing my own work. I dabble in helping people out and enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out answers to your problems. Systems 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all in my repertoire now, at various levels of expertise. Please, NO networking questions.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.