Hard drive fills up for no reason

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seattlemac, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. seattlemac macrumors member

    seattlemac

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    Today it went to zero space remaining. No idea why. So I had to force quit a bunch of stuff. And miraculously it went to 4 GB.... what's going on? I can't find an unusual folder or anything. Is my MacBook Pro 15" 2.4 GHZ running 10.5.8 being used by something/someone remotely? What to do?
     
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    those application might be taking virtual ram from HD
     
  3. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    it says zero hard drive space

    can that happen from virtual memory being used?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  5. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll download that and

    i checked it out with Omni Disk sweeper and didn't see anything odd.
     
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  7. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    FCP, DVDSP, InDesign, Photoshop

    Those were the big ones open during the afternoon when it seemed to fill up... but this never happened before - just started 2 days ago. Can't figure out what's different....
     
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