What's creating files all the time?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mork, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    If I right click on the "Macintosh HD" icon and "Get Info", I see the size of my hard drive increasing while I look at the "Used" section.

    Is there a utility out there that hooks into the filesystem in some way so it would show me a real-time listing of files being created?

    I'll use Onyx to get rid of some of the files, but I'm guessing there's over a gig of useless log files scattered about.

    Look forward to any suggestions.

    Thanks,
    -m
     
  2. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

    SlCKB0Y

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    #2
    Caches and logging etc. It's normal.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    If it's actively increasing constantly, you may have a runaway log file that's filling up with errors. Try using OmniDiskSweeper to see what's taking up space on your drive. Just be careful deleting anything you're not familiar with.

    jW
     

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