Where have my GB gone?...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mauly, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2003
    Manchester, England
    ...I've been converting my uni work from VHS to DVD using a Canopus ADVC110, Final Cut Express HD and Toast 7. Gone thru about 23 tapes until I nearly maxed out my 250GB, so burnt my stuff onto DVD.

    I roughly had about 190GB before I started, now tho I've only got 51.85GB in my HD.

    I've deleted the folders which had the converted footage. I'm sure I didn't save anything in FCE and Toast!!! :confused:

    Anyone know that I'm doing wrong?
  2. petej macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2004
    Probably a stupid couple of questions to ask but have you
    a) emptied the trash
    b) re-booted the machine

    I ask a) simply because I always forget to do that myself and suddenly find a ton of rubbish there, kick myself hard and tell me not to do it again.
    and b) because I don't know if toast happens to use the temporary folder.
    Periodically, the /tmp folder will be emptied but you can force this early by just re-booting.
  3. Oryan macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Did you get rid of the stuff in the Capture Scratch folder?
  4. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2003
    Manchester, England
    Just before you posted this... I found a whole bunch of stuff in the Capture Scratch Folder!! Its always cool to know if I didn't find out myself, someone can point you in the right direction :) cheers...

    now have my 188.83GB back... :rolleyes:

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