scan disk hold my photos?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brobson, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. brobson macrumors 6502

    brobson

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    I am getting the iMac G5 on Oct 11th (ordered Sept 12) and it's in Japan.
    ANyway my 333 G5 is full.
    Someone upgraded my hardrive to 60 from 6 but only put 7GB on my startup disk and the rest isn't accessable. grrrrrr
    Doesn't matter, new unit coming.
    My question is that I keep getting startup disk full message.
    Can I store my son's video footage from our Kodak camera onto a 256 scan disk (little memory stick) or do I risk loosing it?
    I could trash Photoshop or Illustrator till the 11th but I am afraid of losing saved stuff.
    Any advice?
    BR
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    Sure, you can do that. Or burn a cd with stuff. Also there are programs that let's you make your partition on your harddisk bigger, like iPartition or VolumeWorks. Unfortunately they aren't free.
     
  3. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    "333 G5" ? =]

    hmm, wonder why the rest isn't accessible? Do you need to format the other partition?

    Backup would be a good idea first though. :)
     
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    isnt that the 8GB limit the early imacs have on large drives. It sounds like the drive wasnt partitioned when it was installed and the imac is only seeing the a small part of the total drive.

    Can you lose a few apps to make space? or you should back your files to cd/FW anyway.

    If you are running osx you might have all the printer drivers & language file installed. You can save a lot of space by removing these file. There is a program call something like "delocalizer" that get rid of the language files.

    The printer file are in Your HD/library/printers I only have the epson priners installed on my g4 and the printer folder is 527.1MB! on my imac 233 (4gb hd) ive only got the 740 driver & it takes up 5mb
     
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    Not sure if this is an option for you or not, but can you hook up the old iMac to the new G5 use a firewire cable and "target disk mode" ? This might only be for osx though, not sure. Maybe someone else can help us out out.

    And not to nit pick but I beleive its Sandisk, not scan disk.

    Enjoy your new computer. Many will be jealous.
     

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