Unable to delete any file off HD

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

  1. DaltonThunder macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2016
    Little Rock
    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


    Jun 8, 2007
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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.

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


    Jun 8, 2007

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