I am trying to clear off a lot of extra space on my hard drive. I started with about 90 gigs of music today when I had about 45 gigs of space left available. I just deleted almost 40 gigs worth of music from iTunes and emptied the trash. But it doesn't show any increase in available space.

I have been using the df -H terminal command to look at disk usage. This is the result:

Filesystem                          Size   Used  Avail Capacity    iused    ifree %iused  Mounted on
/dev/disk0s2                        249G   195G    54G    79%   47650435 13189307   78%   /
devfs                               188k   188k     0B   100%        636        0  100%   /dev
map -hosts                            0B     0B     0B   100%          0        0  100%   /net
map auto_home                         0B     0B     0B   100%          0        0  100%   /home
localhost:/klncoWvMIai4qlXuHftSwz   249G   249G     0B   100%          0        0  100%   /Volumes/MobileBackups
/dev/disk1                          3.3G   3.3G     0B   100% 18446744073707931462  1621231 1712789607586623232%   /Volumes/GSP1RMCPRXFRER_EN_DVD

I have also verified my disk, repaired it, and repaired permissions. Nothing is changing though.

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    How exactly did you delete music "from iTunes"? Also: on what disk (screenshot) is your music library? – myhd Sep 21 '13 at 14:27
  • I deleted it from the disk. By deleting from iTunes, I meant just deleting music files. – KStensland Sep 22 '13 at 19:36

I fixed the problem by resetting the PRAM and the NVRAM.

  • I do not see how this makes sense. – myhd Sep 23 '13 at 16:05
  • Neither do I, but it worked. Maybe that in conjunction with repairing the disc and verifying it. – KStensland Sep 23 '13 at 23:08
  • Often problems can fix themselves given time. In this case, shutting down probably helped greatly. – bmike Dec 20 '13 at 18:02

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