Help finding files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JaredMN76, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. JaredMN76 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have a MacBook Pro that I can't seem to purge some files from. I use TivoTransfer (part of Toast) to bring Tv shows from my DVR to my computer. I currently have 28 gig of shows that I wanted to Trash, and thought I had. I use the "Whatsize" app to see what is on my Mac, and it is telling me the files are still on my computer...even though Spotlight is not finding them. I am lost, and not sure what else to try to do to free up the 28 gigs of space. There is nothing in the trash, and I have done a Secure Empty Trash already. Any ideas?
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    Have you moved the Tivo transfers from their default position? If I am not mistaken those files are saved (by default) in a folder called "Tivo Transfers" or "Tivo Recordings" inside your "Documents" folder.

  3. JaredMN76 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    can't find the files

    Yes, the files were in the default folder:

    users/myname/documents/tivorecordings ...

    which is where whatsize says they are. but when i go to that folder there are O items.
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    You might try deleting the entire folder.
  5. JaredMN76 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    did it

    good idea, but nope. folder gone, files still showing up in whatsize. doh.

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