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Posted on July 25, by Tasman Hayes. Bookmark the permalink. Can a MacBook Air run a large external display? July 30, at Actually, I just tried the first method, and it shows disk space for all external HD….
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Tasman Hayes says: September 7, at Kocho, Great to know! Thanks Kocho!
Mike Bruins says: February 7, at 9: Sagar says: April 5, at 8: Louis says: July 12, at 2: Calvin Tripp says: August 3, at 1: Sid says: August 4, at 5: Want the original mac way back? August 21, at 4: September 29, at 6: September 29, at 7: Kevin says: October 25, at 5: Alex says: November 1, at 1: November 24, at Tollon says: February 6, at 7: Mike says: August 10, at 5: August 10, at Adib says: August 12, at 1: Adib, Great question! August 12, at Anisa, I tried comparing on mine.
Does this help Anisa? October 17, at 2: Hey Taz, Sorry been away on holiday, yes it does help a lot!!
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Joe says: August 13, at 5: Joe, Thanks for your question! See my newly added answer to Adib above. Peter says: Carl Lyons says: October 18, at 2: Carlos says: September 9, at September 9, at 7: Of course there are other possibilities.
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Hope this helps! September 13, at Quinn says: September 20, at 4: September 21, at 7: Alessio says: September 30, at 9: Thanks again! October 14, at 5: October 16, at Cheryl says: October 16, at 8: Any ideas? Thank You Cheryl. Rames says: November 29, at 3: Peachy says: October 17, at 1: Thanks so much. Chris Fraser says: October 18, at Sera Utopia says: October 24, at 2: October 25, at 1: October 31, at Don says: November 10, at 3: Daxx says: December 29, at 4: Others indicate their disk space discrepancy had to do with Time Machine's local backup feature on laptops.
Disk Utility shows: Finder shows: System Information shows: Pro Backup 2, 4 28 What version of OS X are you running? They match on my Added to the question. Having the same issue right after I deleted device backups from iTunes the other day. Gordon Davisson Gordon Davisson This seems to be the correct answer. Performing a backup first in days seemed to decrease the difference significantly.
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I'm not sure how to feel about this new 'feature' of lion. It makes me uncomfortable that I don't have a good understanding of the contents of my Hard Drive.
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Is there some way of turning off this local snapshot feature without sacrificing the functionality offered by versions and time machine? Yeah, between Spotlight, Versions, and TM local snapshots, Apple's adding a lot more behind-the-scenes magic into their filesystems. This disabled local snapshots, and after a restart fixed the difference in space between all 3 applications. They now agree.
I think Apple is screwing up with this.