where did my memory go?????!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pcomac, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. pcomac macrumors regular

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    i just updated to lion and have been using safari for about an hour. i lost like 80 MB from using safari! :eek::eek::eek: what is happening? i turned resume off and my time machine is off. how can i fix this? :(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try clearing Safari's cache? By "memory", I'm guessing you mean drive space, as opposed to RAM (which is more commonly referred to as "memory").
     
  3. norrismantooth macrumors regular

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    Open Activity (Shift+Apple+A), and look at your running processes. Find the largest ones, and shut them off if they aren't vital.

    If you have any questions about running processes, google the process name to find out if you can shut it off or leave it running.

    I had some issues when I first got into Lion -- I had about 15 processes / applications running in my user/startup actions folder. Killing these greatly improved my boot time (I don't miss them, but I run them from Spotlight if I need them).
     
  4. pcomac thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh i mean my hard drive memory.. sorry about that. I'm using private browsing in safari and cache is empty. could this be because of versions and auto save?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Use Disk Inventory X or Grand Perspective to see how space is being used on your drive.
     
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