system trash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by clevin, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    after onyX cleaning, i recovered 6GB space, this s surprising, I don't know OS X took so much space for log/obsolete files and others.
    The only places i can think of that might cause this un-necessary space hogging are:
    1, Temporary and obsolete Files
    2, Trash can
    otherwise, i can't match the released space size.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did it clear the Virtual RAM? If so, then it'll accumulate back up quite rapidly and a simple restart would have had the same effect. :)
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

    clevin

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    no, im pretty sure its not about VRAM, I actually restarted several time before I search google for a answer....
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. So what exactly did you get OnyX to do then? :)
     
  5. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

    clevin

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    cleaning tab, there are several cleaning options, I tried one by one.
     
  6. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    I recently installed Onyx. When I try to clean the Temporary files and Force Delete trash (the very last cleaning option) it gets stuck at 75% percent and doesn't budge. I had to force quit it after waiting for a couple of minutes. Anyone else having this problem or am I just being impatient?
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you want to find out what's taking up all your HDD space, use WhatSize. It is an excellent app. :cool:
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried logging out/logging in or restarting, then emptying the Trash?
     
  9. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    I even unchecked the Empty Trash Icon. The only things checked are Delete Temporary or Obsolete files and whether to delete or securely delete of which i selected just delete, it still hangs.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, the machine is hanging? What exactly are the symptoms? Is it just hanging? :)
     

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