Memory on my mac 10.6 keeps decreasing day by day

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darrylthebest, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. darrylthebest macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    This started when i drag dropped all the apps from the mackintosh HD to my Application folder on the mac
    i realized the memory went down from 30 gb free to 5 GB free
    and vmware fusion would work saying tht u have to free some space
    however i deleted all the drag dropped apps
    and emptied the trash
    still the memory remained the same [ 5 GB]
    now i wanted VmWare to work , so i deleted some files and freed like 34GB
    and VmWare worked
    however now the problem i face is
    everyday u chk finder for the free memory and its getting lowered or decreased by like 2 GB
    like if yesterday it was 34 GB, today its 32.80GB, thn the next day it is 29.78GB
    I aint downloading any new files
    I removed Vmware , still doesnt work [ memory keeps decreasing]
    Pls help me the main cause of the problem
    Thank you !!!
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    I don't have a solution to your problem, but I do know that you don't have a problem with your memory decreasing, it's a problem with your hard drive space decreasing. You'd probably get more responses by changing the subject of your original message to reflect that. You can do it using the Edit button on the original message and then clicking the Go Advanced button.
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    Not sure what could be causing this, but try downloading Grand Perspective, its an application which shows you all the files on your hard disk in an easy to understand way. Basically bigger files look big and take up more space than smaller ones, give it a try
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Looks like you have a runaway log file, you'll need something that shows you the size of everything on your HD, like Grand Perspective mentioned above.
  5. darrylthebest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Problem solved

    Thank you ppl for replying to the thread
    my mac was probably taking some screenshots that made it lose its memory every now and then, however i have disabled that and it seems like working
    i have downloaded grand perspective just to chk it out ;)
    thanks to mention abt it =)
    Thx a lot guys

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