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Hardrive not showing real capacity

I have an Apple Macbook Air 1.6GHz,  2 GIG Ram, and 80 Gig. The problem  is that the Hardrive reflects Format:Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Capacity: 24.76 GB Available:822.9 MB Used:23.95 GB on disk 
I thought its supposed to be an 80 GB hardrive, i tried to find out what took space but the stuff thats there does not reach that much. Please help!

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  • tdekune Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks Rebgagnon so whats the way forward, what do i do? I bought it from someone. How do i locate the rest?

  • tdekune Feb 02, 2009

    Well i it only shows one drive which is 24.76 GB, the one i mentioned earlier. When i go to System profiler under ATA  on capacity it says 74.53 GB. I have two discs with me - Macbook Air-Mac OS X install Disc 1 & 2. 

  • tdekune Feb 07, 2009

    Thank you so much for the help, after your help on feb 2 , i went to disk utility and managed to increase the size to whatever i wanted in the range of 80GB. Its now working fine and have enough space. God bless you for the help. I am grateful. Tashinga.



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Sounds as if your hard drive is partitioned into 2 or more parts or was not formatted to large disk.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    Mike Gagnon Feb 02, 2009

    First you need to find out if it partitioned. Does it show more than one drive available? If not did you recieve a restore disk?

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    Mike Gagnon Feb 03, 2009

    I hope you have all important files backed up. If not do so before you try restoring. My Mac guy says please make sure you have the original disks for that computer due to some game Mac plays with only the set sold with Macbook Air works that Macbook. Here is what he gave me to assist you. He said it should make the system read the Complete drive. Before I give you his instructions he said to ask if you had gone into a file in the hard drive called "time Machine" to see if it was turned on as to return the system to factory settings without having to do the following. Maybe a program was hidden that was eating up all the missing area. Any way here is his instructions.
    Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X
    Use Remote Install Mac OS X on the partner computer whose optical disc drive you
    want to share (installation instructions for this and other components of the DVD or CD
    Sharing Setup software are on page 15) when you want to do one of the following
    tasks on your MacBook Air:
    â Reinstall Mac OS X and other software that came with your MacBook Air
    â Reset your password
    â Use Disk Utility to repair the MacBook Air hard disk



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