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I just deleted about 50GB of files from my Mac's onboard storage, however it only resulted in the removal of about 8GB.

What happened and how can I fix this?

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  • How did you delete them? – Mark Feb 17 '17 at 16:36
  • @Mark, trash 15 – NoahM Feb 17 '17 at 19:15

It's called local snapshots which works as a backup, if you are low in space the OS will automatically delete the stuff.

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