Storage full, when it is not even close

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by underoath23, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. underoath23 macrumors newbie

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    I am helping work on a friends macbook pro. She keeps getting messages like storage is full, even when trying to save something as small as a word document. However when I go to "Get Info" on the hdd. It says that I have over 104 GB free, with a capacity of nearly 150GB total. When I try to empty trash (that has only like 4 or 5 images in it) it gives me an error and cant delete items. I believe error code 50. Any help would be awesome. I am a fairly experienced mac user and am totally thrown. I have verified/repaired the disk as well with no change.
     
  2. Trentolol macrumors member

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  3. underoath23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried that yes, sorry for not mentioning that. I was going to install a couple apps to see where the memory is but I cannot download or save anything.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Do you have access to a USB Memory Stick. Download and install the apps you need onto that and run from the Memory Stick.

    As to what's actually causing the problem I have no idea.
     
  5. tweaks macrumors regular

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    Create another user and see if the info is still incorrect. Then we can troubleshoot to see if it is os problem or user problem.
     

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