Deleted empty space, literally

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by QueenOfThePride, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. QueenOfThePride macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2007
    Yes, I'm an idiot. In an attempt to clean house and make my computer run faster, I deleted a bunch of old files and ran the Delete Empty Space feature under Disk Utilities. Now I have zero free space and programs won't start, and something about startup not working. I have a G4 notebook with os x version 10.4.10

    What did I do wrong, and what do I do now? :confused:
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    What programs did you delete?

    Do you have the 10.4 DVD handy?
  3. QueenOfThePride thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2007
    I didn't delete any programs.

    If the startup disk is anywhere in this office, it's not handy...
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Try using WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper, or Disk Inventory X to look for any large files if you can get your machine running. I'd be willing to bet it's either a runaway log file or a temp file of some sort.

    But you may have to end up booting from a disc if you can find it.
  5. QueenOfThePride thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2007
    Running the WhatSize program and deleting some more superfluous files seems to have worked it out. Thanks!

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