Why is my HD space 50% on my new macbook? HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by civilizedrat, May 15, 2007.

  1. civilizedrat macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2007
    Just turned on my MacBook for the first time yesterday, clicked Macintosh HD and saw 33.78 available. Can anyone PLEASE tell me why? I understand the full capacity should be somewhere around 55, so why do I have only 50%?

    Also, while I'm at it, I upgraded to 10.4.9 and firefox, iTunes and some other programs which used to open on 1 or 2 bounces before the update now take 5-6 (i have 1GB ram by the way). Please advise me what to do. I am scared I broke something.

  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    For the VERY first time? Is it new?

    If yes, then you have like 5GB missing. OS X takes about 15GB. Try downloading WhatSize and see what is taking up your HD space.

    And it normally takes 2 restarts for your system to work at top performance after an update.
  3. civilizedrat thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2007

    After I try WhatSize, what would be the safe programs/files to delete which wont be harming the mac?
  4. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Normally you can delete the demos. Like iWork and Microsoft Office.

    The rule is to not mess with files you don't know what they are or what they do.

    You can also download Monolingual. It deletes all the unnecessary languages you don't use.
  5. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Durham, NC

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