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Is your drive space suddenly way down in Leopard?

There appears to be an issue with .Mac synching in Leopard which occasionally means that the disk image it syncs your iDisk to gets bigger than 1Gb… a lot bigger, in fact. In my my case, it suddenly decided that it wanted to claim 45GB of my drive space.

If this happens to you, turn off iDisk syncing. This will move the disk image to your desktop, where you can happily delete it. Leopard keeps its sync disk images in a different place to Tiger – /Library/FileSync.

Incidentally, I found this out by poking around in a fantastic little utility called WhatSize, which I’d heartily recommend to all.

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  • http://www.cyclelogicpress.com Partners in Grime

    Whoa. Must have been a shocker to see that file size! :)

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    I *did* think it kind of suspicious that my hard drive space had gone from 60GB to 10GB overnight!

  • http://cigarbox.tumblr.com/ Jim Ewing

    I lost six or seven gigs mysteriously. Forgot that I did an Archive and Install process which left that much unused stuff behind in the previous system folder. Thanks for the link to WhatSize. Had been trying to remember that name for a bit. Excellent tool.

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