Hard disk full?

redgaz26

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Have just noticed by hard disk is almost full. only have 10 g left, but there's no way this is right, a couple of weeks ago I had almost 100 g left.
had a look at my mac and in the library it's saying 162gb.
is there a problem with this? I'm a bit confused
 

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lieb39

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Hmm if you're wondering where it's all going open up the library folder in List mode (Applekey+2) and turn on Calculate all sizes (Applekey+K - last option), it'll calculate the sizes for the folders.

My macbook Library is 11Gb...

Cheers
 

redgaz26

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whatsize

just downloaded a program called whatsize and discovered something wierd, have a look

console log coming in at 152 gb!!!
 

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lieb39

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Whoa..

Spotlight > Console
Hit 'Logs' so different logs show up on the left..
Go through each, pressing File > Delete on each.

Assuming you don't want/need the console logs (not needed.)

Edit: Since it's just the console.log.. just do the first one (console.log)

Cheers
 

redgaz26

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ok now I'm worried, every time I open up console log the program crashes, my mac starts acting funny and will not let me do anything for a couple of minutes.

i thought my mac wasn't right yesterday but i went to work before i could have a look.
apps are crashing, quicktime is not right at all.
theres a new apple store just opened next to me and i have applecare, is it time to use it?
 

l33r0y

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Yep I would.

Alternatively you could remove (or move to another folder) the large console file by using the terminal (instead of the gui).

Assuming the system problem will creat a new console log, you'll be able to view it as it'll be a much smaller size and then find out what the actual problem is and resolve it.
 

redgaz26

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have booked an appointment at the genius bar tomorrow, this may be a stupid question but do you take your own keyboard, power plug and mouse with you?
 

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There's a known bug in OSX that makes the log file grow to fill the available space on the drive/partition. It's nothing too much to worry about though because the files can be manually deleted from the Library. Restart afterwards and everything should be just fine, assuming you're a victim of this bug and it's not something else.
 

redgaz26

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but this bug wouldn't cause my apps to crash would it.
at the moment quick time is unusable mail keeps crashing and iweb is crashing.