Hard drive filling up from streaming videos?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xionare, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Xionare macrumors newbie

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    Feb 17, 2011
    #1
    My hard disk space slowly gets filled up whenever I stream videos from websites and I can't find where they are being saved. My last free 8 gigs filled up after a few days of watching video. Can anyone tell me how I can locate the files and how to prevent this from continuing?

    I tried searching all the regular spots you'd look like downloads, documents, video folders, etc etc. Is there a way I can search by file size or something?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. karsten macrumors 6502a

    karsten

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    Sep 3, 2010
    #2
    if it's flash go to the website you're streaming from then in the video window try and find a configure/options/settings menu where you can set the amount of storage dedicated to flash see if that helps
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    Try launching Activity Monitor, clicking on the System Memory tab at the bottom and checking your "Swap used:" reading.
     

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