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XJ-Tim

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So i recently started getting "startup disk full" notifications on my Macbook Pro. did a bit of research and found OmniDiskSweeper. ran it and found this.

what is this folder "bands"? is it ok to delete everything inside it?
 

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swiftaw

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No, that's the entire contents of your home folder (which i assume is encrypted).

Delete those and your files will be gone.
 
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XJ-Tim

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yes i think i have enabled filevault.

so how do i clear up this space. i dont think i need all 50GB of the files. when im going through finder i cant find any excessively large files.

EDIT: i dont really even know if i need filevault. not sure exactly what it does. if i disable it will that fix the problem?
 
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XJ-Tim

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i also found this

delete this?
 

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GGJstudios

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i also found this

delete this?
No. If you don't know what something is, don't delete it. In general, restrict your deletion to user files and stay away from system files.

If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
 
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yes i think i have enabled filevault.

so how do i clear up this space. i dont think i need all 50GB of the files. when im going through finder i cant find any excessively large files.

You could press CMD+J to "Show View Options" when you files and folders in your home folder are visible and then check "Calculate all sizes" and look for big folders/files that way. It might take a while until all the sizes are calculated though.
2012_03_17_pD1_ShowViewOptions.png

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=330545&d=1332012534
Since search is not an option here: sleepimage – the Mac OS X sleepimage file explained
 
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XJ-Tim

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ok so i did simsaladimbamba's recommendation.

couldn't find much of anything



still working on GGJstudios's suggestion
 

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What happens, when you are inside your home folder (CMD+SHIFT+H)?

To edit your thread title to a descriptive one, maybe "My FileVaulted home folder is really big, but can't find the source", just click on the
edit.gif
button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the
MR_Edit_GoAdvanced_button.png
button below your message.
 
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XJ-Tim

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What happens, when you are inside your home folder (CMD+SHIFT+H)?

it takes me here.

also, should i just disable filevault? i dont think i really need it..
 

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XJ-Tim

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disabling filevault fixed it. i have 50GB available now. thanks for the help!!
 
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