Apple says that this space is hidden and not accessible to users, but I don't think it's like that. It must be stored some where, so where could this be stored?


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Local snapshots are stored in /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots


To display /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots in Finder in High Sierra or Mojave do the following:

• Hold the Command+Shift buttons then press on the . (dot) button

• This will enable the option to view hidden files

• Hold the Command button and press Space

• This will open the Spotlight search window

• Type /Volumes and press Enter

[To turn off viewing hidden files do Command + Shift + . (dot) a second time.]

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