Database Size Discrepancy

For my main database the Finder says it uses 95 Gb:

Yet the app itself says it uses 249 Gb:

Other databases show similar differences.

Which number is “correct”?

Why are they different?

The app counts only the files, no matter whether indexed or not. The Finder counts only imported files but also internal backups, metadata, search index etc. Therefore the sizes are never comparable.

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Thanks- I did a search for indexed groups and realized I have a few huge indexed folders that I forgot about long ago.

Yet again… another simple answer :slight_smile:

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