I have a MacBook Pro since 2014 and I haven't had any problem in these months. But today I realized that the free space info that gives Mac is wrong. I add two captures, one from the hard disk info, and the second from the 'About this Mac' window.

first capture

second capture

As you can see, I have set my Mac to Spanish language; hope you have no problem to understand it ;) Also, in the second capture, it says there are about 312 GB of apps, when there is no such amount of apps in my laptop. Even more, if you add 312 + the free space Mac says there is (about 350 GB), it results more than 500GB!

Why is happening this? Is there a bad update from Mac that is causing this?

Thank you for your replies!

  • That is indeed strange. What version of OS X are you running? Have you tried booting from the recovery partition and checking the hard drive? – Daniel Griscom Jun 21 '15 at 21:09
  • There is a app that is wrongly reporting. Look at them one by one to find out who is it – Ruskes Jun 21 '15 at 21:17
  • Short answer is, the meter in the About This Mac window is wrong. See this question. – tubedogg Jun 22 '15 at 4:40
  • And this question...I feel like there's more but I can't find them at the moment. – tubedogg Jun 22 '15 at 4:44
  • Try rebuilding the Spotlight index and then restart the computer to see if that solves anything (support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201716). – chrisjr Jun 22 '15 at 6:02

The Storage tab of About This Mac is based on Spotlight, so try reindexing the HD:

HT201716 - Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes

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  • Thank you all for your replies! Just reindexing my HD via the posts you gave me (Spotlight was the key) made my storage tab looks fine ;) – Eduardo de Diego Jun 22 '15 at 17:47

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