Macbook Hd Full?!?!? Virus?!?!

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Hello,
    i just recently reformated my MacBook like 2 weeks ago I have no pictures, or movies on my machine. I tried using Handbrake to make a copy of a dvd for my ipod which I've done a million times in the past. The movie didn't rip correctly, and then I see a message about my hard drive being almost full so I look and there's only 612mb left out of 80 gb any ideas what to check, or do? Is there a virus, or some crap out there that can fill up your HD?

    Help I'm loosing my mind!!!!
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Have you emptied your trash? If so, open your hard drive in column view and sort by size (make sure Calculate Sizes is turned on). You'll find out quickly where the space is going.
     
  3. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    I had this problem once, I'd exported an iMovie into a super quality quicktime video.
    I found out what it was through doing some commands in the terminal, but I cannot remember where I found the instructions.
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    This is often caused by runnaway log files.

    Get a program like WhatSize to find out where all of your space has gone.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Hmm - perhaps a core dump?
     
  6. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Use WhatSize and see what is taking up all the space
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You don't want to do a core dump. I forget what the file is called; something like '.core_dump'. Anyway, open Terminal app and type 'ls -al' (without the quotes) and see if there's a file in there that starts '.core', and if so, see what it size is. To get rid of it, type 'rm .core...' where .core... is the filename.

    If there's no such file, then your problem lies elsewhere.
     
  9. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    <<Have you emptied your trash? If so, open your hard drive in column view and sort by size (make sure Calculate Sizes is turned on). You'll find out quickly where the space is going.>>

    How can I get this into this mode? I have it in column view, and then sort by size but dont see calculate size.
     
  10. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used WhatSize and found a file that's 40.4 GB it's user/chris/library/filesync/0017f2f5d5f0/my.name_iDisk./bands/ in there there are tons of folders labled example 5.14 MB 2509 (various sizes and labels is this the culprit, and can I delete it?

    chris
     
  11. Yankees 4 Life macrumors 6502a

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    yea if they arent important, you should be able to delete it
     
  12. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Once you're in column view and it's the front most window with your hard drive selected, go to View -> Show View Options. There's a selection for Calculate all sizes. Only works in Column View, though.
     
  13. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    There is a post somewhere about this issue. I think it's an idisk known problem. I suggest searching the forum and apple support website for something like "hard drive full idisk" or something of the sort. I believe it has to do with an endless loop of resyncing with idisk without deleting the files. But I've been wrong before...
     
  14. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think your probably right I do sync a lot because I design webpages on more then one mac and keep the files on my idisk
     
  15. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Here
     
  16. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    I had this problem once and it was Handbrake's fault.

    Go to /library/logs/console/ and look for massive log files. Then delete them. I can't remember if this is the library in the hard drive or the user library. Check both.
     
  17. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, I got back 1/2 my friggin hard drive 42.5 gb of space back
     
  18. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Well? Don't tease us. What did you delete and how did it get there?
     
  19. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its still jacked up when I resyncd my iDisk it put the files back but I don't know how iDisk won't hold 40 gb of anything
     
  20. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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