Memory Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blakefire, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. blakefire macrumors newbie

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    So I was trying to remove some stuff to make more room and notice my harddrive is mostly occupied by "Other". What on my computer is considered "Other" this was I can remove it and free up space.
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Part of the "other" is your sleepimage - the size of this file will be the same size as the amount of RAM you have. So if you have anything over 8 GB, the image will be pretty big. You can remove the image (and prevent its creation) with no ill-effects if you want. Its only purpose is to save your system's state right before the battery is completely depleted.

    Here is the command to remove the sleep file (it will be created again automatically when your computer is put/goes to sleep):
    The command to prevent its creation:
     
  3. blakefire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did that, but it doesn't show a decrease in space. Did it a second time and got this.

    So i assume it worked.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    FYI you're talking about an issue with what's generally referred to as "storage." "Memory" usually refers to the RAM while "storage" refers to the hard drive.
     

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