Swap files

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  1. Clarkstonlax23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I recently purchased a new Mac book pro and it was all good until one of my neighbor friends got on it. The hard drive fills up from 208 gb left to about 140 gb left. I used directory inventory x an found that there was a large file called the sleep image. Surounding it was several more files called swapfiles. I have read that theses re good for the ram but mine are getting out of control. I have seen posts about people with like 3 or 4 swapfiles but I have over 60. I was wondering how to either get rid of them or fix them! Also if it matters I have a larger ram and my sleep image is about the size of my ram at about 4.29 gb. Thanks!
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    A sleep image of 4.29 GB is normal for 4 GB of ram. How large are the other files?
     
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    Well most of the swapfiles are around 1gb and are hogging my memory and I also have tried rebooting but the files just come right back. I looked in the console app and noticed aloe of portify.client[175] and com.apple.launchd sayin it faile to count the files in /system/library/.
     

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