Unable to delete any file off HD

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by DaltonThunder, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. DaltonThunder macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This is by far the most buggy beta I have tested from Apple. The biggest problem is that even though I am able to put files into the Trash Can and delete them, The free space on my hard drive does not change. I have deleted well over 40gbs of data and nothing. Also the fans on my MBP run at 100% all the time and the only source of significant heat seems to be around the Magsafe connector. I wish it wasn't such an incredible hassle to downgrade.
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Use Recovery OS, Disk Utility to verify and if necessary repair the file system.

    Or if you'd like to share the details, use Terminal and fsck_hfs.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you have Time Machine turned on? If you do, when you delete files then empty the trash, those files don't really get deleted. They get moved into a hidden /.MobileBackups folder and will be removed as your disk approaches 80% full.

    You can read a bit about it here.

    Run this command in Terminal and it will show how much data is in that folder.

    Code:
    sudo du -hs /.MobileBackups
     
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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