Macbook air stopped working - full startup disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by maddy4000000, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. maddy4000000 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2018

    So I was having alerts that my start up disk was almost full. I forgot to empty it and suddenly I got an alert that my start up disk was completely full. I tried to start deleting things but my trash application on my MacBook air is not working at all and I cannot delete anything. What should I do? Help! Nothing is functioning on my computer... :(


  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Boot in SAFE mode, hopefully that will give u enough breathing room to delete things. Not a good idea to ignore the big red engine light.
  3. Macdctr, Apr 26, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018

    Macdctr macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2009
    Ocean State
    Maddy, what OS are you running on your MBA? Are you running Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra?

    If you're using High Sierra then try doing this:

    1. Terminal and type
    2. df -h
    3. sudo tmutil disablelocal
    4. Enter your password when asked
    5. Check your storage again

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