Macbook air stopped working - full startup disk

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

  1. maddy4000000 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    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... :(

    Thanks!

    Maddy
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    #2
    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

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    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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