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pupino 05-03-2005 07:44 PM

Space gobbled
I use an iMac G5 1.8 with 768mb o ram, an 80 gig internal hard drive. I just bought and used super duper to make a copy of my hard drive which had aboot 39 gigs of room before I made said copy. After said copy to an external firewire drive, erased and partitioned prior to coping. I now am down to a tad over 17 giggies left on the internal hard any ideas where or what happened to aboot 20 giggies of space. I am so :confused:


dnanian 05-03-2005 07:48 PM

I'm going to guess that your drive failed pretty badly during the copy. It "fell off the bus" during the copy.

Since a drive looks like a folder on OS X, and the OS didn't tell us anything had gone wrong, we kept copying.

To recover the space, disconnect the FireWire drive. Then, use Finder's Go | Go To Folder... menu to open /Volumes.

Once that's done, look for a folder named the same as the (now disconnected) FireWire drive. If you find it, look inside and see if there are files in it (I'm guessing there are). If so, go back to /Volumes and delete that whole folder, then empty your trash.

Once that's done, try your backup again, but make sure your FireWire bus is as simple as possible: no iSight or anything else connected, just the drive. Hopefully, that will prevent any repeat of the failure during your backup.

Hope that helps!

pupino 05-03-2005 09:01 PM

Space Regained
Dear Dave

That did indeed do the trick I have regaine all that "wasted space"

Thanks a lot


dnanian 05-03-2005 09:50 PM

Great -- glad you're all set!

pupino 05-04-2005 10:18 AM

continued space gobbled
Just to let you know the back ups/clones on the external drive was always good. Just gobbled space on internal drive.

Again Thanks a lot I would have never never looked there for my space.


dnanian 05-04-2005 10:21 AM

No problem. It's a weird issue...

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