Disappearing disk space with Quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MrAdam, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. MrAdam macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've been working with videos in Quicktime and noticed that my free disk space seems to be disappearing afterwards. Just now I converted a mov file to an avi file. The resulting file was too big so I deleted it. Now, however, I have 3GB less disk space than I did before the conversion. It's not the first time that I've noticed this, and I'm beginning to run fairly low on spare disk space, while not actually doing much that I would expect to take up that much.

    Does Quicktime have a cache or something that I'm missing? Obviously I've removed the unwanted converted file from my MBP, but something is still taking up that space and I can't figure out what it is.

    Thanks in advance,

    Adam
     
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  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Did you empty the trash after deleting the file? If not, that space is still occupied until the file is permanently gone.
     
  4. MrAdam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the file is deleted and the trash emptied. Some of my disk space has slowly started to reappear (I had about 21GB, then 17GB when I converted the file. After deleting the file I had 18GB, now it's crept up to 20GB, with only a small amount of that being due to removing other files). It seems quite erratic.
     
  5. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    It does have a cache for downloaded movie files from the internet. I'm not in front of my mac but f you open up the preference pane in system preferences, there should be an option to empty it.
     

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