Recovering Hard Drive Space

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Edandlindz28, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    How do you recover hard drive space after deleting large files? I can't figure it out because I moved all my music to an external hard drive and I show no gain on my internal hard drive space. Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you sure you moved it? The default when dragging files to external drives is copy.
     
  3. Edandlindz28 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Have you emptied the trash?

    Are you running File Vault? If so, log out and answer yes when prompted to recover space.
     
  5. Edandlindz28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No I am not running file vault. Trash is emptied. I was hoping there was a way to do it without running file vault. I did the bad thing and never created a user and always use the master account. Is there a way to change the master account so I can keep all my settings?
     

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