Can't clear my hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by adamKrick, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. adamKrick macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    When i bought leopard and installed it i was left with about 3 gigs on my hard drive so i deleted final cut studio 2 and adobe photoshop, however when i did this i checked my free space on my hard drive and it didn't free up anything and i know that it should have givin me over 60 gigs of free space, does anyone know what this problem is and how can i fix it.

  2. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    I don't want this to sound wrong in any way, but by delete do you mean you

    A. Selected the files and deleted them and..
    B. Emptied the trash.

    Files left in the trash still take up space on your hard drive. You have to empty the trash to free up that space.

    Also, you can use Activity monitor in Applications/Utilities to see free / used disk space.
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Download a program called "WhatSize" to see where all your space is going.
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Check the trash to see if they are in there, If they are empty the trash.

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