- July 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm #4404
I had DiskDrill installed but quickly noticed that a root level folder called .cleverfile was filling up quickly. I have now uninstalled cleverfiles but the folder remains – its currently 450Gb+ I would look to delete this file, but I noticed that some other large files / libraries are showing up small in disk utilities like DaisyDisk, Forklift, Path or Whatsize (for instance I know my iPhoto library is normally 180Gb but its showing up as just 1.82Gb) so I am worried that some sort of symbolic linking has taken place which has removed the files from their correct locations then moved/renamed them into the .Cleverfiles structure – hence why i cannot delete. Can somebody else confirm whether DiskDrill does this, and if so, how I undo this mess. Many thanks.August 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm #4978
Which version and build of Disk Drill did you use? Even with Guaranteed Recovery (which seems to be responsible for this activity now) enabled the hard links shouldn’t have resulted in such a huge internal folder. Try deleting it and reinstalling the latest version of Disk Drill.May 22, 2013 at 8:57 am #5100
Same issue here, .cleverfiles grew very big and different tools now show different disk sizes, sizes occupied and free: Finder reports lots of free space, little on the disk, “df” in Terminal reports far less available and a too small disk, SpaceGremlin reports a huge disk, too little space left and lots taken by .cleverfiles, eventually MacOSX tells me to shut down apps as no space is left … Tried to remove the .cleverfiles, uninstalled Disk Drill, but the 20 million files in .cleverfiles are so heavily multi-linked, that erasing them will take years at the speed … And still — after a few years — I can only hope no damage has been done to my remaining files … On my brand new MacBook Pro with SSD, Disk Drill Pro was definitely not a good investment, and unless there is a solution that takes less than a few years, I’d like most certainly my money back!May 24, 2013 at 12:25 am #5101
Did you read my previous comment from the last year? Can you provide the details of the Disk Drill version you are running and your Guaranteed Recovery configuration? Did you try to clear the storage for protected files from the app? Is your brand new MacBook PRO a few years old? I didn’t get the connection here.April 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm #5207
2014 and I have the same issue, how can I fix this? Removing the folder?
I have a 128 GB MacBook Air, this is a *huge* issue with the software.
And I’m running the latest version, recently installed.April 27, 2014 at 9:30 am #5208
And what does the protection setting of Disk Drill for this partition say?April 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm #5211
Not sure, where do I see this information?April 29, 2014 at 2:20 am #5212
/help/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/guaranteed-recovery.png – see the data about protected storage below Guaranteed Recovery. More about data protection in Disk Drill here: /help/guaranteed-recovery-faqs/May 1, 2014 at 10:22 am #5215
Yes, Guarateed Recovery was on. A little hard to figure out that this screen would appear after I clicked “Protect”, I believe it should be reference as settings, not an action.
Also, did I miss a warning for this extra usage related to the trash?May 1, 2014 at 10:25 am #5216
Also, it was using 42 GB, leaving less than 1 GB free.
Settings said “Maximum size of guaranteed recovery storage = 8 GB”.May 2, 2014 at 5:47 am #5217
Which version and build of Disk Drill are you using now? Did you upgrade to it from a previous release? One of the latest updates actually reconfigured default GR settings, but we were not able to modify the ones that could already be stored from previous Disk Drill releases in users’ systems. That might be the reason why you are seeing this discrepancy.May 10, 2014 at 7:22 am #5224
I’m using version 2.2.384 Pro, and it’s a fresh installation.May 12, 2014 at 2:04 am #5222
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