I got an error that I'm running out of disk space while syncing dropbox, so I had to delete some files. The strange thing is that the "disk usage analyzer" reported that I had about 15GB free space.

After deleting some data I used the command "df -lh" in the terminal, and here both the size of the volume, and the free space is different than in the disk usage analyzer. Currently I have 46.5GB out of 263.8GB free space reported from the disk usage analyzer. From the terminal, I get 31GB out of 246GB free space. Why are these different?


Try running disk usage analyzer as sudo -- open your terminal and run:

sudo baobab

(apparently that's the machine name of disk usage analyzer)


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  • Didn't make any difference to the result – eirikaso Jul 8 '19 at 9:26
  • made a difference for me. thank you – FlyingZebra1 Oct 15 '19 at 1:41

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