My HD disk is full, does it help if ...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by igmolinav, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    My HD disk is full, does it help if I temporarily move 5 GB to the garbage can ?? - Some applications like Word won´t save a document if I don´t do anything about the "overweight" in the HD.

    Best,

    Ig.
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Moving files to the trash will not help unless you actually empty the trash and thus, delete the files.

    Have you removed all unnecessary printer drivers and foreign language files? That might get you a gig or so of space.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Incidentally, OS X is likely to become unstable without some HD space left to run virtual memory etc in. You should aim to keep at least 5GB or so just for normal running.

    If you can't archive anything off to CD/DVD, then you might want to considering picking up an external drive that you can store things on - it's also useful as a backup.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Applespider's right. Try to keep 8GB free at all times, if possible. :)
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    External storage is dead cheap too, you can get a 300GB drive for only £87 on Amazon.co.uk
     

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