Where did all my hard drive space go?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macman2790, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

    macman2790

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    All i've been doing is converting a slide show to .mov and my mac os x partition has jumped from 107gb free to 9.49gb free. What do i do? I've only had my macbook pro for 3 days.

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  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Use something like OmniDiskSweeper (free one-day licenses on the site) to see where the space went... if it wasn't that mov file it might be a runaway logfile or something... Just delete it using the disk sweeper or get something like MainMenu to do some maintenance for you... :)
     
  3. macman2790 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks man i'll be trying that out shortly.
     
  4. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    there's an app called whatsize...that'll measure everything in your hard drive..that's what I use when I run low on space. For me its always music and torrented apps!..now the torrents go to the external so I'm all good. :D
     
  5. macman2790 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the problem is that i haven't really installed much, just wow and a couple of cds were imported to itunes and a few small apps
     
  6. macman2790 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    omni disksweeper isnt telling me anything when i run a sweep, everything looks normal. What do i do it still says i have 9gb left
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have a screen shot of the ODS window? Did you let it run until finished (it takes a while to sweep a large disk)?
     
  8. macman2790 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i cant believe it. I merged the sound and video of a four minute clip and it took up 99.9gb of space. How rediculous! Its fixed now, thanks for your help
     

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