Thread: users question
07-05-2006, 09:13 PM #1ryandwayneGuestusers question
I've been using OS X Panther for a year and a half and just noticed something. After running What Size, the application that determines file and folder size, I have found that my user name has a duplicate user name with a . in front of it. So I have Users/Joe and Users/.Joe with the .Joe being larger then the original user folder. What does this mean? What should I do? I feel like somehow I have duplicated information on my computer and it's taking up 28gb of space.
07-05-2006, 11:57 PM #2
Only thing I can think of is maybe Filevault?
Are you using it?Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
07-08-2006, 10:05 PM #3ryandwayneGuestOriginally Posted by cradom
i just received a copy of tiger and i want to upgrade, but i'm not sure what to do with the file vault issue.
07-09-2006, 12:07 AM #4
You need to free up enough space to accommodate your User folder after Filevault uncompresses it. Make some backups, burn stuff to cd, whatever. After you get enough space, Filevault will uncompress your user folder. Then you can put what you need back.
I've heard nothing but horror stories about Filevault, that's why I've never used it.Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
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