Incorrect free space

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17 Jul, 2012 08:03 PM

Very often Path Finder doesn't show the correct free space on my hard disk. I wanted to copy a backup of my pictures folder to my home folder and Path Finder indicated there was not enough space on my hard disk. According to Path finder there was only 200GB available, according to finder there was about 700GB available. I wasn't able to copy the folder using Path Finder, with the OSX Finder there was no problem copying the folder with is about 300GB big. Repairing disk permissions didn't help


  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 17 Jul, 2012 10:51 PM

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    Are you using Time Machine? Time Machine backups are automatically removed when space runs low, and the Finder doesn't count them when estimating available space.

    Try to confirm that with DiskWave and report back.

  2. Damazio closed this discussion on 19 Jul, 2012 01:02 AM.

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