Daisy Disk Snapshot

I was in the process of deleting 400GB of files from the Trash when I needed to restart Finder.

The Trash emptying progress bar was about 1/3rd of the way through.

Now DaisyDisk tells me I have 400GB of Hidden Space on a 1TB SSD.

I've restarted, waited a few days, and the space has not become available again.

Is there anything else I can do to reclaim this space?

Many thanks

2 Answers 2


Maybe it would help if you force-delete any remaining files from the .Trash folder using the terminal. I found this site to have a useful step-by-step tutorial of how it is done:


  • Thanks for your reply. Catch is, the Trash appears empty when viewed in Finder
    – alexh
    Apr 14, 2019 at 0:32

So...9 days and 2 airtaskers later, the system has fixed itself overnight.

The space has been reclaimed without me doing anything.

Just took a very long time.

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