disk full alert?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VicRattlehead, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. VicRattlehead macrumors regular

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    #1

    Colloquy, HandBrake, iCal, Mail, Safari, TextEdit, Finder is what im running. i quit textedit, mail, ical and i keep getting the popup. what do i need to do to fix this?


    powerbook g4 x.4.8

    help.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Is something filling up your hard drive? What it's saying is not that you're using too much RAM per se, but that the hard drive is so full that it cannot allocate more space to put in the virtual memory (swap) file. That drives the OS crazy.

    So go look at your hard drive. Especially to see if you're accidentally filling it up with Handbrake?
     
  3. VicRattlehead thread starter macrumors regular

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    there is no way this hd is full. where do i go to check.
     
  4. eluk macrumors 6502a

    eluk

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    Activity Monitor which is in the Utilities folder.
     
  5. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

    islandmonusvi

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    My daughter called me with a similar issue ...
    I asked her if she had FileVault turned on ... yes
    when was the last time she did a Restart ... months
    Restart ( or Log-out )... dialogue > "FileVault needs to recover space" !
    Problem solved and 75gb recovered, bingo...:)
     

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