I have this recurring problem with my Mac's GB. It's not so much of a problem as just something that happens and kind of worries me. Okay, well, I used to have, say, 19 GB without issue, losing a GB or two for Photoshop. Then, our housekeeper's son was on my computer, and the little brat deleted EVERYTHING, I think, except the applications. I actually fixed this by reinstalling Panther (I didn't have Tiger at the time). The little brat deletes GarageBand and BREAKS my reinstall CDs for Panther so I can't reinstall GarageBand. That's okay... I went on without a lot of my stuff, I basically had to start over, which wasn't a huge problem... but it was annoying. At this point, the computer had, like, almost the full hard drive, which scared the [insert expletive] out of me. I come back after one Saturday after the housekeeper has already left, and, lo and behold: The desktop was fraught with about 70 .exe files (That obviously wouldn't work). The computer had THREE GB. Maybe I'm stupid, but I deleted all of them immediately, furious. After that, the computer had 6.23 GB. I Installed Tiger. I came back home after a while and had 1.36 GB ( ) . I fixed some things (Don't ask) and had 6. That brings us to what I wanted to ask you about. Sometimes I'll have about 8 GB, but when I open a simple application such as TextEdit, the amount goes down to about 7 or even lower. Once, even, I looked at my amount of GB in Finder, closed Finder, had to get back into Finder to open an application, and had less than I had a few seconds pryor. Why is this? Is it my computer, or is it a standard occurence? If you've even read this far, thanks. Any help that could aid in boosting my GB would be appreciated.