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    What's going on with my hard drive?
    Last week, I installed Boot Camp and created a 32gb partition for Windows.

    Today, I followed the directions to delete that partition and add it back to OSX. Then I installed Windows through Parallels.

    On my desktop, I am told that I have only 41gb free on my Mac HD, but when I right click and choose Get Info, I am told that I have 96GB free.

    Where did the 32GB Windows Boot Camp partition go? Why does my desktop icon display different information? By the way, I have Refreshed the desktop and restarted several times.

    Thanks for helping out a Mac newbie.

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    Best guess....it is NTFS Windows format and OSX Can't see it.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaDDoG View Post
    Best guess....it is NTFS Windows format and OSX Can't see it.......
    The partition I made last week with Boot Camp was Fat32.

    The Windows install I did today was through Paralells...not sure what their 'Recommended' installation method actually does in terms of partitions, but I don't think it create any NTFS partition.

    Thanks for the suggestion, though...

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    Any Mac gurus out there with an idea?

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    That doesn't say 41 gb free. Its some #.41 GB free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41 View Post
    That doesn't say 41 gb free. Its some #.41 GB free.
    haha, I think you're right.

    Any idea how to expand that? It still doesn't match up with the 'Get Info' screen.

    Thanks again.

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    Well, if anyone is interested, you can change the size of the text on the desktop icons by going to View - Show View Options. It says I have 96.41gb free. All is well.

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