Abnormally Large Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by itshungarian912, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. itshungarian912 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2007
    I did a disk inventory on my hard drive, and i found two files that seem to be abnormally large. One is a a document that is 2 GB and the other is a .log file that is over 9 GB in size!! Here is the info on the file:

    File name: sleepimage
    Kind: Document
    Size: 2 GB
    Date Modified: Today (When it woke up from sleep this morning)
    Date Created: 6/10/07 (The day I got my mac)
    Owner: root
    Group: wheel
    Permission: -rw------ T (600)
    File Path: Macintosh HD/private/var/vm/sleepimage
    Format: HFS+
    Mount Point: /
    Device: dev/disk0s2

    File name: windowserver_last.log
    Kind: LogFile
    Size: 9.2 GB
    Date Modified: 11/19/07 7:39 AM
    Date Created: 11/18/07 10:50 PM
    Owner: (blank)
    Group: (blank)
    Permission: -rw-r----- (640)
    File Path: Macintosh HD/private/var/log/windowserver_last.log
    Application: Console
    Format: HFS+
    Mount Point:/
    Device: dev/disk0s2

    Is there a way that I can get rid of this? Do other people have log files this size?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Sounds like you had a runaway log file, it *should* be safe to just delete. As for the sleepimage, that sounds normal.

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