Memory filling up!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mcrain, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

    mcrain

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    Hey everyone. I've gotten to a point where I'm using my mac all the time, and have gotten past most of the strange "switch" questions.

    Now, I have a practical problem. My 60 gig harddrive is almost full. I know how much memory is being taking by what applications I have, what music I have, the 1hr45min movie I'm editing, and some other stuff, but I think there's about 10-20 gig filled up with junk.

    Does anyone know if Toast Ti deletes the data from a disk you're copying. It seemed like my memory dropped by 4-6 gigs after backing up about 6 or 7 cds.

    What I'd really like, is some way of finding the big files/disk images/etc... that are on my hard drive, so I can decide if they are supposed to be there or not.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Oh, can I move my iTunes library to an external HD w/o destroying my iPod updating?
     
  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a

    timbloom

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    I dont believe toast saves the information anywhere unless you tell it to save it to a disk image or something. You might make sure your trash is emptied (not to insult or anything). If you go to view options in the view menu bar, you can turn on calculate folder sizes, and try to narrow it down from there.

    You can move your iTunes library, but you will then have to tell iTunes where you moved it to in your preferences (back it up just in case)
     
  3. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    A great way to find out what's taking up space on your disk, even if it's in hidden files, is OmniDisksweeper. You can get a trial license from their website and use it a few times for free to see if it's what you want.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    you can go into Sherlock and perform a custom search looking for files over X KB in size.


    Lethal
     
  5. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcrain

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    Thanks everyone. I'll try those tips and see what I get.
     
  6. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

    mcrain

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    Wow, 2/3 of my HD is music and a movie I'm editing. Wow, I've got to get that movie done and burned to DVD before I run out of space!

    Thanks for your help!
     

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