Lost Hard Drive Space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by occ10dog, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. occ10dog macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    On my CD Macbook, I was sitting at 28gb free when I started to print a Christmas card in Word 200 times. It was taking too much time and I needed to do something else so I cancelled it. Everything quit fine, but now I'm sitting at 13gb of free space - I've lost 15GB! I've tried repairing permissions, restarting, and searching for files bigger than a GB. Any help?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Try using a tool like WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper or DiskInventoryX to look for large files and folders that look out-of-the-ordinary.
     
  3. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I ran all of the above mentioned programs and they are coming back saying that I'm only using the correct disk amount when I add up the folders, but when it says how much is available, it's still short by about 12-15GB. Any ideas?
     
  4. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a folder called "private" it's about 3gb in size. Any clue as to what this might be?
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    look at your console logs, maybe they have gone out of control
     
  6. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Look at the program console, and check what size the logs are.
     
  8. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry once again, what would a normal console log look like? How do I know if it is out of control?
     
  9. eva01 macrumors 601

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    i think that it shows the size of the log (at work right now, so i can't check it)
     
  10. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I kind of figured it out. I have no clue what was eating up the space, but I ran Onyx and had it clean out the old crash logs(??) and that freed up the 13GB that were missing. Thanks for you help.
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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  12. occ10dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, thanks for all the help. I'm a little slow sometimes:)
     

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