Invisible 22GB File! Help!

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  1. lamemodem macrumors member

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    I'm running Tiger 10.4.2 and this morning I installed an old copy of Final Cut Pro 4. I did what I had to do and trashed the app and everything related to it. Problem is, this morning I had 46GB of free space on my hard drive. Now I'm down to 24GB of free space.

    I've looked eveywhere and can't find any huge files. I think I've narrowed it down: when I do a "Get Info" on the desktop it tells me I've got 23GB. In reality I've got about 1GB sitting out. I've search through every thing on my desktop, but nothing adds up to 23GB.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can track down what's eating up my free space?

    iMac G4 (March 2004)
    512 RAM
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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  3. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Here's a great app for finding files based on size (WhatSize)
     
  4. lamemodem thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    The omnidisksweeper worked like a charm. It was a 22GB invisible QT file.

    Is there an easy, non-terminal way to show invisible files in Tiger?
     
  5. untamedhysteria macrumors regular

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    a 22 Gig QT file :eek:

    what file could possibly be 22 Gigs for quicktime...did you download this monster somewhere???

    and what's the name of the file...i'm interested into finding one that big
     
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  7. 7on macrumors 601

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    4GB is roughly 18 minutes of DV footage, so 22GB could roughly be an hour. Probably something in FCP's scratch disk.
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Onyx
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Yep. That is what I use. Download it here
     
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