Help! - Hard disk space rapidly diminishes (to 0KB) for no reason

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thomasq, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. thomasq macrumors newbie

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    I'm running OS 10.5.8 on MacBook Pro, with 320 GB Hard drive. Earlier today, the computer crashed and I had to force quit by holding down the power button. Upon restart, I had zero KB available space, although before it crashed there was about 10 GB free. I deleted some large files, again creating about 10 GB free space, but over a period of around 5 minutes it went back down to zero, without me doing anything. Every time I delete files, the free space again diminishes rapidly down to zero.
    I still have access to all of my files, but obviously cannot do much without any free space.
    I have run ClamXav scan, but it has not found any infected files. I have restarted again, but it does not help. So I really don't know what to do now - any ideas??
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    There are no known viruses in the wild for osx. You'd need to look at the system log to see what is eating up the disk space; usually it's a log file repeating the same thing over and over from some error.
     
  3. thomasq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great - thank you. I found it, deleted it and now the space has been restored.
    Thanks again for your help.
     

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