I have a Sansa Fuze MP3 player, it's 4 GB.

I plug it in my Mac I have a capacity of 3,7 GB of which apparently 1,8 GB is in use.

Problem is I only have arround 120 MB of MP3s on it...

Who's stealing my free space ?

Here are DiskInventoryX screenshots. I have the same results with du and the terminal.

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It might also be the trash -- I'm not sure how DiskInventoryX copes with trash directories on external drives. It might be worth emptying your trash while the drive is mounted.


The missing space is probably the operating system and other hidden system files.


Ok problem solved.

I repaired the disk using Disk Utility.app. Some blocks were not marked as free apparently!

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