Startup disc full

mcooke

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Apr 16, 2012
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This happened before and I deleted a bunch of junk I had piled on the computer over the years and it was fine. Now I have this. Says my hard drive is completely full of "other"
... What do I do?????
 

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GGJstudios

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If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
 

Weaselboy

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This happened before and I deleted a bunch of junk I had piled on the computer over the years and it was fine. Now I have this. Says my hard drive is completely full of "other"
... What do I do?????
That readout comes from the Spotlight index and it appears your is corrupt. Run the command below in Terminal to reindex Spotlight then see what it shows.

Code:
sudo mdutil -E /
If you look at space available in Finder what does it show?
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

The storage display in the About This Mac is not precise enough for you to gain any information.

Run the Disk Utility and see if there's any errors on the drive as well.
 
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