Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Reclaim missing iDisk space revisited Internet
I have three computers doing a local sync to my iDisk. I use the iDisk to transfer files from one machine to all the rest. When I've put the file on one machine, I move it to a folder named, for example, "To Mini" to indicate that I've got the file at work and on the laptop, and just the Mini needs it now. It's a system that works for me.

Over time, however, I noticed that even though I had about 250MB of files on my iDisk, I only had about 200MB free. I checked my Backup folder and cleared that out, but there was no sign of the missing 550MB on any of the machines.

I then used iDiskUtility to mount the disk manually, and found scads of files I had deleted months ago. I don't know how they were still there, but they weren't showing up on any of the computers. Sometimes, however, I would notice that when my iDisk was syncing, it would say it was syncing those old files, even though they weren't local.

Anyway, with iDiskUtility, I got a fresh look at my iDisk without the local iDisk filtering out files it thought I shouldn't have. I deleted all of the files in question, and now all my iDisks are once again reporting 700+MB of free space.

[robg adds: This previous tip discussed another method of recovering missing iDisk space.]
    •    
  • Currently 2.00 / 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  (2 votes cast)
 
[8,868 views]  

Reclaim missing iDisk space revisited | 2 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Reclaim missing iDisk space revisited' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Reclaim missing iDisk space revisited
Authored by: rtilley on Mar 06, '06 06:22:46PM

I had a file called ".filler.idsff" that was over 900 MB.
This is in OS X 10.4.5

I deleted it with the Finder, and a new 7 MB one appeared,
but the missing space did not return.
However, a few hours later (the next morning) the space was back.
Do not know if anything was lost.

I also have syncing turned on.
Both my wife and I use the same iDisk for some backups.
Not sure how syncing works in such a usage.
I would hope that if she deletes a file, my computer does not undelete it from its cache, and that if she creates a file, my computer does not delete it, since it is missing from my cache.
How does this work?
DOES this work???????



[ Reply to This | # ]
Reclaim missing iDisk space revisited
Authored by: proinsias on Jul 06, '06 11:23:13AM
Have a look at:
http://homepage.mac.com/dave_rogers/GHD01-06.html
and search for the post under:
iLife's Little Mysteries

Bascially, that file may be created by Backup 3, and you may decide to delete it within Backup 3.

[ Reply to This | # ]