My free space is all over the place?

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  1. JakobAloudMadge macrumors newbie

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    I got a MBP 13 inch Retina in July of last year, and I've loved it so far. When I went to check the storage space, it said there were 9.9GB free. Seems accurate. But, without downloading anything, I got the warning that my startup disk was almost full within minutes. I checked, and it was at about 700MB. WHAT?! I got the warning again, and it was at 100MB. Then I got the bad one, that it was full. ZERO free space. I restarted my computer, and it went back to 9.9GB only to fall AGAIN within minutes.

    Has anyone experienced this? What in the world is going on? Thanks.
     
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  3. JakobAloudMadge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm so awful at finding certain statistics in things like the activity monitor. No, I don't use a USB stick of any kind.
     
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    You did not find it in the article/guide or in Activity Monitor?
    Which Mac OS X version do you use?

    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
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  7. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    9.9GB is almost nothing, I would free up more space. Your computer will run faster too.
     
  8. JakobAloudMadge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mavericks.

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    Agreed. I'm at 12.5 already.
     
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    What about the first part of the post?


     
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    What I meant was the Activity Monitor question, but then again, you could look here: OS X Mavericks: About Activity Monitor

    Page Outs are no longer listed, only Swap Used. If after a day of typical usage there is a number greater than 1 GB (if you have 4 GB for example), then you need more RAM, and RAM was being swapped (copied from RAM to HDD/SSD) in order to free RAM, thus the loss of storage capacity.

    I will update the guide once I have a free mind.
     
  12. JakobAloudMadge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much.
     

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