Can't free space on Mac Mini by Deleting

marc.t.tremblay

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Feb 23, 2015
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I have been unable to free up space on my startup disk. I deleted several GB of movies and they did not go to the trash bin so I assumed they were deleted. However, when I monitored the storage on the System Information panel, before and after deleting this movies I observed negligible change in storage space.

Some other info:

1. External Hard Drive was used with time machine before but time machine turned off and external hard drive removed
2. trash emptied
3. Restarted computer
4. Drive verified in disk utility
 

iMac5,1User

macrumors newbie
Feb 23, 2015
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New Jersey
If you want to wipe everything from your HD/SSD use a restore disc or burn one. Go to disk utility during the install and do a fresh install. This will wipe everything on the HD/SSD besides OSX:apple::apple:
 

marc.t.tremblay

macrumors newbie
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Feb 23, 2015
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Quick time movie files and several other types of files. No I don't want to wipe everything off I just want to free up space as my startup disk is full.
 

marc.t.tremblay

macrumors newbie
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Feb 23, 2015
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I'm sure I didn't move them to another folder. I dragged and dropped them to the trash and they did not appear in the trash.