Macintosh HD almost full WHY?

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  1. macnerdiac macrumors member

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    Capacity 159.7 GB
    Available 25.88 GB
    Used 133.82 GB on disk

    Ok i just checked my Music folder and that is about 39.1 GB. My Movies folder is 5.31GB. Ok so where the hell is this other 80+ Used GB space coming from? I have VERY little programs maybe 2-3 other than what came on the laptop when i purchased it and these programs are small in size. :mad:
    Could someone please give me some insight on whats going on
    Thank you
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    What about your Pictures?

    Download This: http://www.derlien.com/

    its free and shows u a break down of what is where and how much
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    That's a PPC app and unless the OP installs rosetta he cant run it.
     
  4. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    My pictures folder is 350 MB. :rolleyes:
    Thanks i will download that and check it out, see what it tells me and post my results.....:D
     
  5. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    hmmm there is a app like that, that I used awhile back and it broke down everything: Here is one

    http://www.daisydiskapp.com/
     
  6. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont understand that? sorry folks i am a mac newb..........should i or shouldnt i download that program?
     
  7. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    PPC (Power PC Support) is not standard anymore and in order to run the program you have to install Rosetta (PPC support from Apple) but there are several alternatives out there to view disk space

    Here is the one I used awhle back

    http://www.id-design.com/software/whatsize/index.php
     
  8. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

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    PPC is the processors they used on the Mac prior to them switching to Intel, I wouldn't download that as it would require Rosetta to run and who knows if it will even give you a accurate reading on a Intel processor.
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    No. There's apps designed for the Intel CPU out there.

    I can suggest you download a good system utility app like cocktail to run your daily,weekly,monthly utilities. It also cleans out old caches and temp files which can become quit large in size.

    Here's the link. It's free to try but you can buy it. I highly recommend it.

    http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/index.php
     
  10. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    There also is Onyx which is I think better.... and its free http://www.titanium.free.fr
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    OP, do you have Windows installed either via Bootcamp or virtual machine?
     
  12. Peace macrumors Core

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    To OP : Use either one of those apps because I think your problem lies in the "needs to clean out old files " category.
     
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  15. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for all the replies, i already had onyX and i am running that to see if it gives me any option of viewing whats on the HDisk. I downloaded Daisydisk and it showed that the library is 74 GB!!!!! :eek: in the folder .refog but i cant find that folder.....i am still trying to solve it without having to buy a program....

    i am not running techtool pro....
     
  16. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Could you answer my question on post #11? :eek:
     
  17. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    nope i do not have windows installed on here
    btw i have snow leopard.... and i am still at this problem...
     
  18. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    you might want to back up your files.. and do a full restore, its good to do that everyone once and awhile
     
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  20. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    hmmmmmmm Thats a twist I did not expect
     
  21. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    i just change my option for viewing hidden file and found the .refog that was showing up on daisydisk. i found 2 files/folder but they were not 75GB , and i deleted them. I am running disk inventory X right now.....
     
  22. iTootyFrooty macrumors member

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    It could be a refog keylogger, but I don't know how that could take up 75GB?
    Edit: Didn't think a keylogger could take up 75gb lol
     
  23. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    Disk inventory X just found the path.......user/...../.trash/.refog 69GB .....:mad:

    but does not give me the option of deleting the folder
     
  24. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I still vote back up your data and wipe your hdd
     
  25. macnerdiac thread starter macrumors member

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    Whats best to use as backup DVDs or a External Hard drive?
    I just deleted both folders btw..
     

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