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unregbaron
Oct 14, 2003, 06:26 AM
2nd post in as many days - sorry if this post is annoying anyone -

Over the past few days my HD has become almost completely filled - only 3 days ago I had 1+gb free. Worse it won't let me trash stuff saying 'it cannot be deleted'. Is there a way to see where memory/storage is being used? I have looked everywhere and can't see a monster image folder or something...

I am using Photoshop 7, explorer, entourage, sometimes illustrator. But things have been going fine for months until past week - I have tried using applications on their own but still seems problematic. Possibly image sizes have been getting bigger recently but nothing over 3-4meg, which gets quickly reduced anyway.


Using: G3 400mhz pismo pb OSx with 320mb, 10gb hd.

Thanks

holgi
Oct 14, 2003, 07:34 AM
try the Omni disk sweeper utility to locate large files

http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/

KentuckyApple
Oct 14, 2003, 10:04 AM
Buy a cheap firewire HD. You can always use it on a new machine. Never mind...I am stupid, i don't think you have firwire. Sorry.

unregbaron
Oct 14, 2003, 10:08 AM
thanks folks - stuck loads onto my ipod and things seem a lot better now

(small problem though is that it is not allowing me to move stuff to the trash 'cannot be moved/cannot be deleted)

KentuckyApple
Oct 14, 2003, 10:20 AM
Use disk first aid to fix your permissions. Then you should be able to trash files.