Hard disk full?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redgaz26, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

    redgaz26

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    #1
    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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  2. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    #2
    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
     
  3. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

    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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  4. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    #4
    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
     
  5. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  6. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  9. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Indirectly it would, as your machine will be very buggy if there's not enough free space on the hard drive for it to use for swap files.
     

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