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Getting information on disk usage System
User 'pata' writes: "Hello, does anyone know of a way to find the hard disk size and available space short of doing a df -k from the command prompt? Apple, in their infinite wisdom, removed this from the Get Info dialog of a Drive on the Desktop?"

It certainly appears that way. If you do Get Info on a desktop drive icon, you get fairly basic information on kind, where, created, modified, and format, but not on size or usage.

However, if you simply click on that same disk icon, but in a Finder window, the Get Info window changes (on the fly, I love that!) to add Capacity, Available, and Used. So it's still there, but not for drives on the desktop, just for drives in Finder windows.
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another option
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 29, '01 12:46:40AM

In the Finder, with a Finder Window in the front, select the "Show Status Bar" - it will give you the information you're used to getting from the OS 9 Finder (# of items and Drive Space Available)

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another option
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 31, '01 08:50:50AM
The drives you see on the desktop are just aliases.
Open up a finder window (double-click on the drive you want info on), then command-I or go to File / Get Info. This will give you the info you want.

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