Startup Disk Full?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RedStreak, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. RedStreak macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Why does my MacBook say start up disk full? It has 2GB on it.:confused:
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Your swap file (virtual memory) takes up space as well. You'll want at least 8GB free, but another good value to adhere to is 8% of your startup drive.

    Consider getting an external if you need more space.

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