Got some issues with temp files from Time Machine which is filling up my boot disk with over 400GB of files.
MacBook Pro 10.7.5
I have tried the command
sudo tmutil disablelocal, restarting the mac and then the command
sudo tmutil enablelocal but nothing happened.
Then after trying more than ones I have lost the folder ".MobileBackups" which I cannot see anymore from the finder through Go -> Go to Folder -> ".MobileBackups" and neither through terminal.
I have launched also the Disk and Permission repairs without success.
I have read also the thread here "How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?" but it does not mention really this case.
sudo du -smx /* /.* | sort -n | tail -4 26473 /Applications 164833 /Users 209589 /. 209589 /.. df -m / Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on /dev/disk0s2 476120 417400 58469 88% / Disk usage details: Audio 13.60 GB Movies 15.49 GB Photos 3.03 GB Apps 8.51 GB Backups Zero KB Other 397.50 GB
Is my 400 GB still missing from .MobileBackups folder or do I need to look elsewhere?
PROBLEM SOLVED by advise from Klaus
From the Apple support link
I started up the Mac in "safe mode"… and surprising the disk appeared with 278 GB free space !!!!!!
Then I rebooted the Mac (no safe mode) and the disk kept the 278 GB free space, and now my disk appears like this:
Disk usage details: Audio 13.60 GB Movies 15.49 GB Photos 3.03 GB Apps 8.51 GB Backups Zero KB Other 180.24 GB Free 278.38 GB !!!!
Still unclear to me what "other 180.24 GB" are used for… though not big deal.
A this point I will reactive the local snap shots with "sudo tmutil enablelocal" and will keep working as usual!
THANKS AGAIN KLAUS…. VERY WELL DONE!!!!
TIP: when I was in "safe mode" I kept the Mac in that mode for a couple hours as I saw from Activity Monitor that Mac was accessing to the disk in writing mode… so I left it to do its work until I saw no more activities on disk access.