HELP! MBA 2011 startup disk full... not even doing anything on it

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PhazonUK, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've been sat here on my MBA 2011 and earlier today I had 2.5GB free. A few minutes ago I had a message pop up telling me I was running out of space on my startup disk. Now it's telling me it's completely full!

    I just closed all of my apps and now I have somehow freed up 900MB. I have no idea where the other 1.5GB has gone.

    Also, I used to have around 15GB free a few weeks ago and I have no idea where all of that went.

    Is it possible I have some kind of runaway log file or something similar?



    My biggest folders are Applications (38GB) and Music (18GB) so I have no idea where the rest of my storage has disappeared to.

    EDIT: So, now now Spotlight is indexing my Mac and I suddenly have almost 4GB free now =/
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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  3. macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

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    Aug 29, 2011
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    Are you chewing up space from time machine local backups?

    On your machine with 128 gb ssd I would seriously recommend making sure that you keep like 20 gb free.

    If you go to Apple Icon ==> About this Mac*==> More Info and then click on storage tab what do you see reported in the various categories? Got any space showing up in Backups?
     

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