Hard drive is full..... But with what???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RCedit, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. RCedit macrumors newbie

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    I have a 500GB HD that has just 2GB available. However, my folders only add up to about 165GB. Any tips on how to find the offending files or a drive utility that can figure out what's up?

    P.S. I have done a search to try and find some info on this and was wondering: Anyone else find that the search results in this forum are very weird. They seem totally random and not at all on point. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Again.
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Download GrandPerspective and have it search the whole disk.
     
  4. RCedit thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Do ONE of the following:
    1. Delete all that porn you hid
    2. Check disk utility to verify your partition is not smaller than the drive can hold
    3. Download and run DiskInventoryX
    4. Download and run GrandPerspective
     
  6. RCedit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ran Grand Perspective (very cool). It found almost 300GB of files in Private/var/log/asl.

    Can I kill these and where is the setting to auto delete the f'ers.
     
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