HELP PLEASe. yesterday my mbp had 35 gigs free now it's 0kb.. i didn't dl anything..

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  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone help me? i left my computer on idle the whole day.. for some random reason i have 0kb.. left on my computer. it was 35 gigs free yesterday.

    What happen to my space??
    :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Use the software WhatSize to scan your HDD for big folders/files, if the HDD is still full after reboot.
     
  5. darrenscerri macrumors regular

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    Don't know... maybe cache and/or log files? Try deleting these with Cocktail. Goodluck
     
  6. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't figure out anything i could have dled.. or it dled by itself.. nothing's 35 gigs..

    when i rebooted it went from 0kbs to 725mb ...
     
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  10. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it only allows files less than 20gb free trial version.. couldn't find any.
     
  11. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ill just take it to genius. on friday..i can't figure out what's wrong..
     
  12. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i backed up with time machine but i dunno how to use it.. :rolleyes:
     
  13. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    OmniDisk Sweeper is free.
     
  14. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Put something in the trash (anything) and then empty it; see if it helps.
     
  15. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^....
    i deleted an app.. it freed up like 400mb...
     
  16. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Command I on the app/user/system folder and then track it like that? :confused:
     
  17. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Quite a few people have had this problem and unfortunately, AppleCare has no solution. I've taken a few calls only to transfer them to a product specialist/Tier 2.

    You can try to verify/repair disk and repair permissions to see if that works, it's has done the trick for some but again there isn't an explanation why that works and why the OS X reports 0 file space when there should be.
     
  18. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thing happen to me last week.

    I used Disk Inventory X to find the massive files.

    Turns out it was a log file that was hickuping on an error from my wireless keyboard. The log file was continuously writing to itself in a loop. I've deleted it but the problem starts itself over when I put the computer to sleep. Might have to re-install the OS. ugh.

    In any event, Disk Inventory X should let you know who the culprit is.
     
  19. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Back up your files and reformat the HD and only copy over what you need.
     
  20. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I had a similar problem. Using Disk Inventory X showed me that I had some ASL Log files going crazy. I wiped them all out and the 'problem' was solved.

    What I don't know is how or why the log files went crazy (multi GB), but it doesn't seem to be recreating them so I'm keeping an eye on it, but since I didn't make any root cause changes, I'm assuming it's still screwed.

    -Allen
     
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    try putting something in the trash, then secure empty the trash. The amount of times ive done that, and even though theres 1 file in the bin, it says its deleting like 4000 items.. :D
     
  22. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I found it. it's in the private folder. but i can't find that folder for some reason.... it's 34.8 gigs.

    Yea. my log file is like 30.2 gigs and vm is 4.1

    I'm trying to delete with disk sweep but it's not deleting..
     
  23. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The problem with the applications is that is likely to be a file that needs administator permissions to delete or the file is in use.

    What is the path of the file as I do not want to suggest deleteing something without knowing what exactly it is. The disk viewer programs usually all have a "Show In Finder" option sometimes on a right/control click and that will take you to the file in question.
     
  24. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's in my private folder.. i can't find it in my finder.
     

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