Need some help here -- HDD reads as near full, but it isn't?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by omgwut, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
    Hey there,
    After downloading iTunes 7 I downloaded the new version of QuickTime as well, so I could see preview videos in the Store browser.

    Well, when I ran the installer, it told me that there's only about 200MB left on the startup disk. What the hell? I don't have more than 6 GB of music on this entire machine. It's a g4 iMac, 80GB HDD. I've got no games or memory hog applications on here, its just a basic use system.

    Is there some sort of utility or program I can use on OS X to specifically see what's taking up how much space on my drive, like a pie chart visual or something? Is there just an error with the disk or what? How can I fix this? I'm positive that this thing is nowhere near full whatsoever.

  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    Try emptying your trash.

    Even if there isnt anything in there.

    IF that doesnt work, try repairing the startup disk.
  3. Apple2Mac macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2006

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