Need some help here -- HDD reads as near full, but it isn't?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by omgwut, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    omgwut

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    Hey there,
    After downloading iTunes 7 I downloaded the new version of QuickTime as well, so I could see preview videos in the Store browser.

    Well, when I ran the installer, it told me that there's only about 200MB left on the startup disk. What the hell? I don't have more than 6 GB of music on this entire machine. It's a g4 iMac, 80GB HDD. I've got no games or memory hog applications on here, its just a basic use system.

    Is there some sort of utility or program I can use on OS X to specifically see what's taking up how much space on my drive, like a pie chart visual or something? Is there just an error with the disk or what? How can I fix this? I'm positive that this thing is nowhere near full whatsoever.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Try emptying your trash.


    Even if there isnt anything in there.



    IF that doesnt work, try repairing the startup disk.
     
  3. Apple2Mac macrumors regular

    Apple2Mac

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