HELP! MBA 2011 startup disk full... not even doing anything on it

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PhazonUK, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I've been sat here on my MBA 2011 and earlier today I had 2.5GB free. A few minutes ago I had a message pop up telling me I was running out of space on my startup disk. Now it's telling me it's completely full!

    I just closed all of my apps and now I have somehow freed up 900MB. I have no idea where the other 1.5GB has gone.

    Also, I used to have around 15GB free a few weeks ago and I have no idea where all of that went.

    Is it possible I have some kind of runaway log file or something similar?

    My biggest folders are Applications (38GB) and Music (18GB) so I have no idea where the rest of my storage has disappeared to.

    EDIT: So, now now Spotlight is indexing my Mac and I suddenly have almost 4GB free now =/
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    Are you chewing up space from time machine local backups?

    On your machine with 128 gb ssd I would seriously recommend making sure that you keep like 20 gb free.

    If you go to Apple Icon ==> About this Mac*==> More Info and then click on storage tab what do you see reported in the various categories? Got any space showing up in Backups?

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