Storage full, when it is not even close

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

  1. underoath23 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2011
    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


    Feb 1, 2011
    Right here
  3. underoath23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2011
    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


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    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

    Mar 11, 2008
    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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