NO Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shefali, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Shefali macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2012
    I have a 6 month old MacBook which has a hard disk memory of 250 gb.
    I have all my data on an external hard drive and only a few things which roughly come upto 100 GB on my mac. I noticed yesterday that my mac had only 24 GB left so i started deleting some stuff. and today it shows just 36 MB :eek: free space ! someone please help as i am new to mac !:confused:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    FYI, memory refers to RAM, not to hard drive space.

    For space issues, there are a few things you can try:
    • Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.
    • Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
    • For Time Machine users on Lion, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled.
    • Use OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    My macbook's hard drive was just filling one time. So I started deleting stuff, but within no time it was full again. I was like WHAT!! :D Like some small bug eating my hard drive.

    Anyway, I checked all folders sizes and found out my mail folder was huge! After doing some research (and googling) I found out I had sent an e-mail that was too big. So Mail just kept making copies of it and trying to send (why, I do not know). Deleting the files in the folder and from mail solved the problem. Google for more exact details if the e-mail is your problem.

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