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    Wrong disk space on user account
    I have one user account on my Macbook Pro and used the filevault option on the user account as I was new to MAC . Now , when I download any files , I see that the disk space is 98gb out of 100GB . I went into the user account to clear out any movie files and music files to clean my Harddrive and when I get info on the user account , it say's the size is 72 GB , but Once I go into individual folders inside the user account that is under filee vault , the total size of all the folders is not more than 10GB .

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and why is the system taking the rest of the space from ????

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    Run Disk Inventory X to see what it says.

    Free download

    Create another bogus account and use file vault,...what does the new one say?

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    I ran the utility and the extra 72gb seems to be the sparseimage of the user account . What is this and how can I delete this to get more space on my HDD

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    I deleted the sparesimage and cannot login back into the user account . I am stuck with the laptop as I cannot login . I dont have the restore CD . Is there any way out of this mess

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    The sparse image was the encrypted accounts contents. Did you empty the trash of the user you were logged in as when you deleted the sparseimage?

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    Don't use Disk Inventory, it's old as heck!

    Use GrandPerspective instead, it's a whole lot faster and it's Universal Binary, unlike Disk Inventory.
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