Available space keeps changing?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dbernie41, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. dbernie41 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    I am using a 2008 MBP running 10.6.8 and I knew I had ~50 gigs of space left. A window popped up telling me my startup disk was out of space. I clicked on finder. It said "Zero KB available" and then the number kept changing. A few gigs, then back to zero, and then it made it's way back up and stabilized at 49.12 gigs. Whats up? Virus? HD failing?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, it's not a virus. No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:
    Try restarting your Mac. Then use Disk Inventory X or Grand Perspective to see how space is being used on your drive.

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