Hard drive filling up from streaming videos?

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

  1. Xionare macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2011
    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


    Sep 3, 2010
    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


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

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