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Mysterious drop in available hard drive capacity - Mac

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I have a 2009 MacBook Pro into which I've put a 750GB SSD hybrid drive. Works great.

I recently deleted lots of files, and moved my available capacity from 80GB to 120GB.

Then, I deleted a second non-admin user account I'd had for a while and for which I had no further use.

After deletion, I am again down to about 80GB of space. I had selected the "don't save user files" option when I deleted the user account, by the way.

I'm very perplexed and can't think where this extra space has disappeared; I had expected to GAIN about 40GB as there were several big video files on the deleted user account.
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Try using a disk space analyzer to narrow down where the space went,
http://lifehacker.com/5915508/the-best-disk-space-analyzer-for-os-x
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by:Bruce Corson
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That's a great product. I'm deleting a bunch of files I found as I type...still don't know why deleting a user account decreased my available capacity, but it's a moot point now.

Thank you.
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