Staying Positive in a DIRE situation

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  1. samrulestothema macrumors regular

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    My harddrive has ZERO kb available.

    before any of you ask, i have not used all 297 Gb available (320gb harddrive)

    i have used about 52 gb, then in an effort to "clean" my computer, i used disk utility and did a " " and now i have no space left on my computer.

    What have i done? and how do i retrieve all of Harddrive space?!

    Please help me. I seem to be in a big mess everyday. :(

    Sam
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  4. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry i guess i didnt write it out for some reason :S

    i clicked Erase Free Space, it then went through making temp files, froze and than "unexpectidly quit" i didnt take the error note or anything. now i have 0 bytes of data available. :(
     
  5. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Bug*er .. :(

    I did this once, luckily it wasn't the main drive in my Mac pro and I was able to reformat.
     
  6. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the support.....
     
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    ^^^^ Did you see the link in my post. It's a simple fix ;)
     
  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    If it's your only drive and you have all the data backed up, I would strongly consider an erase and install. When it happened to me I couldn't find any other way to get the free space back again (I wasn't on Mac Rumors at that time), so I reformatted.
     
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Sorry for double posting .. :(

    Thanks southernboy, I wish I had know that at the time
     
  10. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i read it, but i have no idea how to find that directory.i only just got my mac a couple of months ago. i have no idea how.

    could you talk me through it a bit better?

    Thanks
     
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  12. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    hello again.

    after restarting my computer i found those files in the recycling bin.

    however now i try to delete them, and it just says __"emptying the trash" for a cery long time. there are 2 files it is trying to delet, one is 190Gb and one is 48GB.

    how long should i wait? it has been going 10 hours now.

    Sam
     
  13. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    i finally managed to delete the files, but not securely.

    Thank you to all those who gave their help :)
     
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