MacBook Pro :: Deleting Files Doesn't Give Space Back On A Flash Drive?

Mar 21, 2012

For some reason, when I try to delete files from my flash drive, the file disappears but I don't get any space back on the flash drive.  This is ruining my 32 GB flash drive.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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OS X :: Deleted Files Not Give Space Back On External HD

Mar 19, 2010

I have a 500GB external Seagate HD that I have in two partitions, one for Time Machine and one for random media stuff. I was cleaning it out today and realized that when I delete things, it doesn't give me the space back on the hard drive. I've experienced this same problem with a USB drive that I use to transfer files from one computer to another, and it doesn't work unless I use disk utility to "Erase" the drive, then add what I need. I can't afford to erase the drive (not enough room to put it all on the MBP) and am starting to need my space back from the deleted files, how can I do this without ruining the files already on my partition?

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Dec 27, 2009

I recently got rid of a partition I had made for bootcamp since I never use it, and would rather have the space back. I deleted the partition through disc utility, and then through the partition tab, tried to get back that space by dragging down the tab to restore the space originally set for the partition. When I go to apply this change, it notifies that my hard drive will be re-sized. I accept and then a few minutes later it comes back with the error "Partition failed with the error: Filesystem verify or repair failed" Does anybody know how I can restore this space successfully back into my main hard drive? I've attached some screenshots

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OS X :: Hard Drive Space Still Same After Deleting Movie Files?

Mar 18, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro with a 500GB HD with only 76 GB of space left. I moved 200GB of movie files to an external drive then deleted the movie files from my Mac so I could free up the space on the HD. For some reason the HD still shows only 76GB of space available even though the entire movie folder was deleted. Is there something I need to do to get finder to update the GB available?

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ITunes :: Deleting .ipa Files To Save Hard Drive Space?

May 17, 2012

I need to free up room on my hard drive. I would like to delete all my .ipa apps. Can I do that?  I have itunes match, and I also sync to icloud. I know when I want to reinstall an app I just do that through the cloud. I have deleted apps to test that this is ok but the apps end up getting reinstalled. Here is what I want to do:

1. delete all my .ipa files on my computer to save a lot of hard drive space (I have a lot of apps....)

2. stop syncing to my computer, and only sync to icloud

3. rely on itunes match for backing up music

4. have calendar and contacts sync through icloud

5. if I need to reinstall apps do that through the tab on the app store for 'purchases.' 

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Hardware :: Unable To Eject Flash Drive / Not Deleting Files From Trash?

Sep 7, 2009

I have a flash drive that I use a good bit, but recently it's started doing this thing where it won't eject. Even force ejects hang and I literally have to restart the computer to get the message to go away.

It also has issues deleting files. Perfect example, I just plugged it in, dragged one file to the trash, didn't do anything else, and when I try to empty the trash it says that file is in use when it definitely is not. Then, giving up on that I try to eject the drive and it won't.

I'd say it won't eject about 3/4 of the time. Other drives are fine, so it's not something I'm doing, and it does it on every computer I try, so it's not just my computer in particular.Any ideas what might be causing this?

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Aug 20, 2014

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MacBook Pro :: Why Doesn't Disk Space Free Up After Moving Files To An External Drive

Feb 28, 2012

I have a 750GB internal HD but film a lot of movies. To free up space, I have moved my iMovie clips off to a secondary hard drive, but I have not seen my free disk space free up on my Macbook pro. Why is this? I moved, not copied the files. They only show now on the external hard drive. I am looking at the free space in Finder > Get Info. I have easily moved a few hundred GB off to the new drive, but my internal HD still shows as over 500Gb used. 

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Dec 10, 2014

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Apr 20, 2012

after deleting several GB of iMovie clips and events, the activity monitor tells me there is no gain in free space.

Before I installed Lion, I got the space back.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Full - Deleting Stuff To Free Up Space

Dec 20, 2009

Not sure, but for some reason my mac hard drive has got to be 95% full. I know where all the things I put on my laptop are and have added them up and they do not equal up to 132 GB of space. I have deleted the Previous Systems folder which was taking up a lot of space. Where are there more mysterious locations that are taking up space that are not needed and safe to delete?

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OS X :: Deleting Files Frees Up Space In Time Machine?

May 6, 2009

Last week I was doing some late night backing up of some DVD's I own. (7x7GB).

I MTR'd them to get the video_TS folders on my desk top, so I could toast them back on to DVDs,

I tought I may as well put them on to my iPhone, so I re-encoded them into MP4 (7x500MB), then copied them into iTunes (again 7x500MB).

I reaslied today that I forgot to turn off Time-machine when I was doing all this and my backup grew by 60 GB!!


If I go into Time-machine and track down these video files and "deleate all instances" of them, will it free up the 60 GB on my external drive for Time-machine to be able to back upu more vital stuff?

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Aug 22, 2010

I've recently switched to a MBP after years using Windows/Linux.

Time Machine sounded ideal but seems to have issues with FileVault (if I wasn't on the same network as the NAS the logout process took >15 minutes, presumably whilst it looked for it).

I'm currently using the bundled Memeo Backup software. It works okay except it doesn't have any way to delete old files from the backup and is rapidly consuming space on the NAS.

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May 14, 2012

I am deleting large amounts of files / directories with 10s of GB of disk usage from my internal hard disk.Then I empty the trash.But I don't get more free space on my hard disk!I am not using File Vault.(I also believe that my file system is not corrupt.)This is quite annoying, since I am still unable to copy stuff on my internal hard disk, but given the amount of files I have just deleted, I should be able to do so.

PS:MacBook Pro, 10.7.3, very recent model, 500 GB internal hard disk.

Info:iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Feb 13, 2012

My mac won't save to a flash drive. It always says the disc is full when there is plenty of space.

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Space Doesn't Add Up?

May 25, 2012

Im having a problem with my HD on my MacBook Air 2011 with 128Gb SSD and Lion. 

Since about a month after I purchased my computer, I started to notice low HD space. I started managing it but couldnt keep it with more than 15 Gb of space. I transfered my biggest file, a Parallels Desktop virtual machine to an external HD. I have disabled Time Machine and have removed most of my files from the computer. My User folder barely uses 27 Gb of HD Space. The Get Info shows that I have used 90.84 Gb and have 29.63 Gb Free. But when I try to add all of the folders from the HD (Applications, Library, Syste, Users) it comes with a 42.42 Gb used number. 

I tried lots of programs like Disk Inventory X, WhatSize, OmniDisk Sweeper, etc, and all come up with an aprox. 43.38 used Gb number, so there is no discrepancy between these programs and what Finder is telling me. Here is a screenshot I took with WhatSize.

Where is the rest of the space going? Im lost on what to do to empty space.

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Jan 14, 2009

I have a Macbook pro (OSX 10.4.11) and all of a sudden it stopped detecting a fairly new Jump/Flash drive that up until now worked fine. The icon doesn't show up on the desktop or in the Macintosh HD window.

The flash drive has "Dane-Elec" printed on it and is 4GB. I've tried it a number of times and nothing. The drive does still work on other computers, and my usb port is working properly with other devices.

The flash drive doesn't seem to show up in System Profiler and my Disk Utility has been "gathering information" for about 5 minutes now." Everything else is working fine with the notebook.

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Mar 20, 2012

My startup disc reported it was nearly full.  I deleted 170 gbs of i tunes media and documents, and it still reports that my disc is nearly full.

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Oct 4, 2009

I setup a 40gb partition for window's vista. Since vista is such a hog, I only had about 15gb left. Well, I used all but 2 gb on space for games and MsOffice. So I need to give more space to the partition. My specs are as follows: 160gb hard drive. 2GHz intel core 2 duo. 2gb 1067 MHz DDR3. My startup disk is Macintosh HD. give me a detailed set of instructions or the website you may have gotten it from.

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Jun 6, 2009

I just don't want to waste too much of my 1TB storage; that my iMac 24" will have - for Windows Boot Camp.

I guess I'll run Vista 32-bit and plan to install three to five games, maybe Unreal Tournament III, Bioshock.. Bioshock 2 when it's released.

So it's basically a Windows Boot Camp for gaming and I plan to uninstall games after I've finished with them.

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MacBook Pro :: Disk Utility Recovery Of Files After Deleting From External Hard Drive?

Jun 10, 2012

I had downloaded some files to add to an external hard drive, the hard drive was assigned to a pc before adding these files so it wouldn't let me add files from my MacBook.. 

Had a look around online and made some changes (well thats what I thought) and I was able to transfer files form my MacBook onto the external hard drive. 

What I then figured out was that there was nothing left on the hard drive except for the two file sI just transferred.. 

It turns out I deleted everyting without noticing.

The stpes I followed was to go to disk utility then select the hard drive and click erase (not knowing this would erase evrything). 

So now I have two files on my hard drive and no idea how to recover the 'delted' files. 

I tried using Disk Drill, which found the files but then it said I need to buy the full version to recover them. 

I am wondering if there is any free methods to recover these files at all

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Hardware :: Recovering / 16GB Flash Drive Has Lost Most Of It's Storage Space

Feb 8, 2010

I have a Sandisk Cruzer 16GB flash drive, which was working fine for months. It was formatted as FAT32 so I could move stuff back and forth between my tech school computer and my mac. I pulled the files off of it, and put an anti-malware program on it to troublshoot a netbook for class. The size of the drive is now shrinking, down currently to 43.5KB. I have no idea what may be causing it, or how to stop it.

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Oct 25, 2009

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App Store :: Doesn't Give The Option To Update App?

Apr 2, 2012

I want to update Aperture, but when I go to the App Store it tells me "All apps are up to date".  I'm running an iMac, OS 10.6.8, current Aperture version 3.1.3 (latest version stated on App Store as 3.2.3). 

I've tried downloading the update manually, but the updater doesn't work and tells me my version of the app must be updated through the App Store. (This is especially annoying because I transferred my Aperture Library to a MacBook which has a newer version of Aperture installed and it reformatted my library to a newer version. Now I've copied the library back to the MacBook but Aperture won't open the library because it's a requires the newer version of Aperture!)

App Store, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jul 25, 2010

I just got a new flash drive and it worked fine on my iMac yesterday, and now suddenly it no longer appears on the Desktop or anywhere else on the computer that I can find. But when I pulled it out of the USB drive, it said the device was not removed properly, so it must have recognized something was connected.

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OS X :: Getting Hard Drive Space Back On Windows Partition?

Jul 15, 2009

I really need to free up space on the windows partition of my Mac so that I can install certain software I need in order to complete a project due really soon. What would be the best way to accomplish this (I'd rather not increase the partition w/ a third party app)? I was thinking the best is to eliminate unnecessary files that I am pretty certain were installed as part of the Vista install so that I can recover as much HDD space on the windows partition as possible, but don't know what I can eliminate safely? Can someone please offer some ideas and very basic steps of where to find any of the items you reference?

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OS X :: Using Time Machine Or Other Program To Back Up Flash Drive?

Mar 10, 2009

Everyone seems to want to back up to a flash drive, but what about someone who is carrying around valuable files to work so he can work on them in various locations (home, lab, school computers etc) and wants to safeguard against possibly losing such a small object or some other file problem. I am missing something extremely obvious here? Time machine settings show my flash drive but does not allow me to include it in my back ups...seems strange.

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MacBook Pro :: Dumping Files But Still No Space On Hard Drive?

May 3, 2012

I don't know what's taking up so much room on my startup disk, I get an error message saying i'm full up and now a couple of programs are having trouble opening. I've spent two days dragging files into the trash and dumping them, wouldn't you think that would have cleared some space?

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Jun 1, 2014

The backup disk needs 290.20 GB for the backup but only 262.42 GB are available.

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OS X :: Deleting Or Renaming Files On External Drive

Dec 28, 2009

I have an external hard drive which I used before with my windows-based laptop. If connected to my IMac I noticed that the files can not be deleted or even renamed. It's NTFS formatted drive. What should I do to allow these options/actions on this external drive with my IMac.

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