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04-12-2009, 12:29 PM
So I did a backup and by accidend ejected the drive in the process. Nothing really happened except that the drive was ejected in the finder. Shortly after that, I had to abort the backup for other reasons.

I then realised that my free memory had gone from 78 GB to some 18 GB. What the...?!

I installed Onyx and realised that my boot volume was now somehow currupt. I fixed it with disk utility and the boot cd, then cleane pretty much everything possible using Onyx. Well, I haven't found the 50GB - where the hell are they???

New MacBook Pro, 320GB HDD, 4Gigs Ram, OS X latest version...

Any ideas? Thanks!

04-12-2009, 12:59 PM
You must have waited long enough for about 50GB to be copied after you ejected the drive by mistake!

Anyway, use Finder's "Go To Folder" command to open


In there, you'll find a folder (NOT a link/alias) with the name of your backup volume with about 50GB of data in it. Delete it and empty your trash.

04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Wooo-hoooh, thanks Dave, that was it!

Now, let's redo that backup then :)

cheers, T.