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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Erase Free Space

So I was doing the Erase Free Space function on my iMac OS X 10.4.11, and I started with 77GB, and a-mid erase, I ended up with 33GB. I've lost a ton of space and I need it back! What caused this? How do I regain GB? HELP!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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Did you stop it? I hope not..
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...ml#post1308210
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Yeah man...I freaked out and stopped it...what do I do?!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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it involves some geekery..
http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/quick...ase_free_space
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Okay, can't find a var folder anywhere so I just found my Library folder, then the Caches and now found the temporary files folder, which Is empty. Should I just delete this folder?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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the var folder is hidden from normal view, but you can get to it in
Finder > Go > Go to Folder..
type in
/var/root/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems
it would be better to use the Terminal app if you can but not if you haven't used it before.

It you read through the comments in the link I posted you'll see some people found the files in other places also
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