Newest 10.4 - reclaiming space that's missing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cmm, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    A few days ago I noticed space was missing - a lot (2 GB or so), and thought it was iTunes. Fixed that problem. Now it's worse.

    Something is wrong that only some of my space is showing up out of what's there (should be 6-7 GB of space available). I only have a 40 GB HDD so it's essential I find this missing free space.

    What can I do? I am guessing there are duplicates, but where do I begin to look? And what else can I do?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It could be Virtual RAM... Anyway, use an app like WhatSize in an administrator account to see if it can show where your space is being used. :)
     
  3. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure it is iTunes? Check you console for errors and clear the logs. I had a 30GB log file not very long ago.
     
  4. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I check for errors and then clearing logs?
     
  5. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Applications>Utilities>Console

    You can view and clear the logs.
     

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