The Finder currently shows only 81GB available (at the bottom of a folder's window) whereas System Information > Storage shows 455GB available.

Why does the Finder show so much less space available?

FYI: I'm running macOS 10.15.4 on an iMac with a 500GB drive.

  • This was a 2-part question. The first part is why System Information differs from the Finder and that part is not a duplicate of the alleged other question. – Paul J. Lucas Apr 17 '20 at 18:05
  • Since these are two separate questions (and the second question is a duplicate), I would recommend editing out the second question so it can be reopened. – airsquared Apr 17 '20 at 19:08
  • @abc - Even with the "Why" question, it would still be a dupe because a) it's addressed in several of the answers and b) that question also, has been addressed separately: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/132303/… – Allan Apr 17 '20 at 21:26
  • @Allan No. Neither question nor any answer there asks specifically about System Information and the Finder. My Disk Info agrees with the Finder. And I never asked about df -h either. So, again, my question is not a duplicate. – Paul J. Lucas Apr 18 '20 at 2:35

I suggest you run DaisyDisk which will do a graphical display of your disk contents. The app is not free but can be used once as a free trial. This app will map out your entire disk showing where everything is located. it will take several minutes to completely map your drive.

  • OmniDiskSweeper is a free option. – At0mic Apr 17 '20 at 6:00

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