Bad Memory Issues- Desperately Need Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by indy42, May 16, 2009.

  1. indy42 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    in my finder, Macintosh HD is completely full, with "Zero KB" remaining. Even after deleting over 20 gs of files, and emptying the trash, I can't claim any KB back. I still remain at Zero KB remaining.

    I have no idea what to do. I heard it may have something to do with ghost files, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
     
  2. sgt*pepper macrumors newbie

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    May 16, 2009
    #2
    I have never had this issue before, but one trick to show all files is to open terminal and type these commands:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles True

    then press enter
    then type:

    Killall Finder

    This will show all hidden files. Don't just go deleting anything though.

    To hide the recently exposed files, type the same things but change "True" to "False"
     
  3. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Ontario, Canada
    #3
    After deleting the files did you empty the trash?

    UPDATE: Sorry I just seen that you said you did empty the trash in your post.
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    #4
    Did you try a reboot?
     

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