My Hard Drive is filling up continuously! Runs out of space for no apparant reason.

Discussion in 'OS X' started by joeriki, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. joeriki macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    I have an iMac 1tb 24in. I run timem machine to an external drive. But something in my mac keeps filling up. I bought whatsize and over the course of 2 hours HD lost 9gb. I can hear theh drive running continuously. It sounds lime timemachine backups but even when i turn it off. The little whriling had drive sapce eater is still running. Any ideas. I spent all last week deleting stuff only to have the space filled by the greedy little prog thats killing my drive. In abiout 16 hours before i get to zero kb again. So any one know what to do short of a complete reinstall. Thanks
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    It is probably a runaway log file. Open and see what is being logged. Here's one example (your specific logging issue may point to a different log file) . Once you find which log is the problem, you can look for the right solution.
  3. joeriki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    Thanks, i had a look around. Disc x and

    there is nothing chaning on teh Disk x display. And my private is at 55gb but static. Its not the logs, thast a few 100 mb. But what is strange is MHD shows 743.3 GB in Disk X but in get info its shows 808gb growing . so what ever it is its not showing up anywhere. its hidden. Any clues to what to can try next. I lost another 2gb since we started this :eek:
  4. joeriki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    solved Ony x

    i downloadd and ran onyx and it cleared 50gb of space and not my hd used is stable. great. thanks for the pointers.

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