MacBook Pro :: What Does Mac Delete Free Space Do

Mar 18, 2012

there are several settings like to clean 7 time will this completely delete everything I have ever deleted beyond ever being restored.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 750GB 250GB SSD i7 16GB RAM

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MacBook Pro :: Trying To Delete Data But It Didn't Free Up Space

Nov 30, 2014

I am trying to delete some data from my macbook pro. I am running out of storage and decided to purchase an external hard drive for my go pro videos. In total the videos are around 60-70gb of data. When i transferred them to my external hard drive i disconnected it and deleted the photos from iPhoto. The problem didn't free up any space. Now my storage just allocated that space to other things which it shouldn't have done?

The first photo is before i deleted the movies. The second is what happened after i did. It now says that 71 gb of data is being used for backups. I do have Time Machine on and i do a backup once a month onto an external hard drive.  Im currently running the newest version of yosemite. 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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MacBook Air :: How To Delete Files To Free Up Computer Space

Jun 20, 2014

My mac storage shows that I have 7.55 GB of movies on my computer, but I cannot find these movies anywhere.  When I search ".mov" on my computer, it shows that there are movies and it looks like they are in iPhoto.  When I open the iPhoto application, though, I do not see the movie files in there. So, I'm confused as to where exactly the files are and how to delete them off my computer to free up the 7.55 GB of space. How I can find and delete these files?

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App Store :: Delete Garageband From MAC To Free Up Space

Apr 23, 2012

I want to delete garageband from my MAC to free up space. Can I reinstall it later?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Delete Free Space Partition

Jun 24, 2014

I partitioned my MacBook Pro into 2 volumes so I could dual boot Mavericks and Yosemite Developer Preview. After testing Yosemite, I found out that it was stable enough to run on my main partition. I installed it on my main partition replacing Mavericks and deleted the second partition which included Yosemite. While deleting, somehow I was left with an empty partition called "Free Space" which I cannot delete.   

I am pretty sure the problem isn't related to Yosemite being a developer preview as it could've happened under an previous stable OS. How can I merge my "Free Space" partition with Macintosh HD? 

MacBook Pro with Retina display 13-inch Late 2013

2.8GHz Intel Core i7


Intel Iris graphics


OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2

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ICloud On Mac :: Delete Some Items From Account To Free Up Space?

Jun 21, 2014

My icloud account is full. How, can I delete some items to free space? How can I do this? 

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MacBook :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive / Program For Defragmenting Space?

Jan 19, 2009

I only have like 8 gb left on my macbook's hard drive. Are there any programs I can run that will defrag/free up space? How much does Apple Store typically charge to upgrade a hard drive? How easy is it to do myself?

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OS X :: No Free Space - Erase Free Space Interrupted

Mar 20, 2009

Yesterday I apparently interrupted Disk Utility when it was erasing free space, which was far bigger than the used space on my beloved black Macbook. Apparently the free space, because the program was interrupted, is seen as one honking big file.

This morning, the disk utility tells me that I have zero free space. Verify says I do not need repair. I checked because of all my sudden problems (I am unable to save anything to the laptop, unable to cut-and-paste . . . and unable to erase free space again since there officially isn't any, etc.).

Trash is empty.

I tried (based on advice in another thread) to reboot with the installation disk so as to use its disk utility program, but the installation disk menu offers "install" etc. but not (as far as I can tell) just access to its disk utility.

I plugged in my Timemachine external drive [WD MyBook], but the most recent "save" there has the "restore" button greyed out. That's scary.

I'm willing to do a complete re-install if necessary, but I hope that one of you has a simpler solution that will simply get my free space back.

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Mac Pro :: Space On Start Up Disk - Free Up Space By Transferring To One Of Back Up Drives?

Jun 14, 2012

I need to get more space on my start up disk. How do I free up space by transferring to one of my back up drives?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Skipped Erase Free Space, No Space On HD?

Apr 23, 2009

I managed to interrupt the computer when I selected the "Erase Free Space" option. I had 0GB left on the computer and had to cancel almost all of the applications. I Googled and found that /var/root/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems should locate the file when entered in Terminal, but whenever I try that, it just says "Permission denied." It only asked for a password once, and when I tried entering it, it said that there was no such file. I located a few other temporary files and deleted those, and also tried making empty folders on the desktop to empty the trash. It freed up 6.7 GB, but there's still a lot of space missing. I'm not sure what else to try or how to get the space back.

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MacBook Air :: How Much Free Space Is There On A 64gig Out Of The Box

Oct 24, 2010

How much free space is there on a 64gig out of the box?

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MacBook Pro :: How Much Free Disk Space Do I Need For OS X

Dec 9, 2010

I'm always running out of my Disk space, because of page in and page out. I obviously need to upgrade to 8 Gb, but in the meantime, I'm going to have increase my free space of the hard drive.

How much free disk space is recommened for OS X?

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MacBook Pro :: Upgrade HDD To Get More Free Space?

Jul 30, 2009

I've decided to switch my current HDD with a bigger one. I currently got 160gb wich is a little bit tight. I also have a WD Passport 160gb but I use it as a TM Backup. I don't really know if I need 7400 RPM. I use frequently Adobe PS CS3 and MSN, iTunes, Firefox... I also plan on getting some games like COD4 and things like that. So far here are the drives I've been looking:

5400RPM 320GB WesternDigital @ OWC for approx. 75.99$CA: [URL]

7200RPM 320GB WesternDigital @ for 84.99$CA: [URL]

5400RPM 500GB WesternDigital @ OWC for approx. 112.62$CA: [URL]

Right now, my 160gb contains 148gb of stuff and I've got some movies on my brother's external HDD. I don't know if 320gb would be enough or if I'm gonna be tempt in 6 months-1 year on getting more space?

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MacBook :: How To Get Back Free Space On HD

Jan 2, 2010

I would like to gain back some space on my Macbook's HD. I would like to:

1) Burn all the photos and videos on DVD's. Re this, once burned, I'll delete them from the HD, via iPhoto.(show files, etc.) What would happen with the events? Say that, in the future, I want to import 20% of the photos with their corresponding events (already deleted from iPhoto): is this feasible?

2) Is there an app within Leopard OS (not Snow Leopard) that would allow me to change photo and video size, all at once or not. (batch processing?) Videos and photos where imported within iPhoto app.

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MacBook Pro :: How Much Actual Free Space In SSD

Jun 8, 2010

I'm about to order a Macbook Pro and I'm undecided between a regular 500gb 7200rpm HHD or the 128 SSD. I've heard the SSD is fast but I'm afraid it might not be enough space. Typically, hard drives actually have a little less free space than the number it indicates. For example, a 500gb might have about 460gb of free space.

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MacBook Air :: Free Up Disk Space?

Mar 27, 2012

I clicked Disk Utility, then Macintosh HD and moved the mouse a bit leftside; at that point, I discovered that I can't click "Erase free space", but it shows "Erase free space not available on this type of disk drive". I don't know why it happened. Also, my disk storage is full though I never installed many memory-consuming  applications and media files. It just shows "others" that dorminates the whole memory storage.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Free Up Space On Macbook Air?

Apr 9, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Getting Different Readings For Free Space?

May 28, 2012

I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro with a 750GB hard drive that I recently put in. I just did a system wipe and restore, and now I'm getting 2 different readings of vastly different amounts for free space. Disk Utility and About My Mac both label it at 433.29 Gigs, but Finder rates it at 590.3 Gigs! I'm fairly certain the About My Mac has the storage space correct. I have turned off mobile Time Machine backups, and I know there's a hidden partition for Recovery, but shouldn't Finder know about this? Disk Utility shows the hard drive as fine.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Free Up Disc Space

Jun 15, 2012

I am trying to free up disc space. I have a file i my home folder called migrated PC files, which contains a subfolder called cDrive files. I assume this is a leftover from my old Dell from 2007. Can I delete this file?

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MacBook Pro :: Free Space On Hdd Is Decreasing?

Jun 25, 2012

my freespace on my hd is decreasing even though i have deleted all the files that i don't need and i know i still have about 23gb free. i read one note about going to console and see what is eating up my free space. and here is what's going on:  

6/25/12 9:59:32.000 PM kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero
6/25/12 10:01:01.159 PM (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper[318]) posix_spawn("/Applications/ Helper", ...): No such file or directory


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Unresponsive And Zero Free Space Available

Dec 12, 2014

We were running out of space. Today I was downloading a big file (1GB) when I got the "running out of space" alert message. Went to open info in the HD and saw there was only 255MB!!! I opened Trash but before I could hit "empty trash" the system froze. I can see there is "zero bytes" as available space... Nothing is responding, nneither the trackpad not the keyboard. SOS! I don't know what to do... It has been frozen for 1/2 an hour now..

What should I Do? MBP is running Mavericks.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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MacBook Pro :: OS X 10.6.8 - No Free Disk Space

Jun 21, 2014

Version: 10.6.8
Capacity: 11.5 GB
Model: Macbook Pro 13" from June 2009 

I recently have been having issues with my computer and had to get a new hard drive. I installed it myself after purchasing from The order says I got a 500GB Momentus (I know it is not an SSD). I had to get my computer completely wiped of its memory when they were going through the initial problems at the Genius Bar. This means I should have a ton of free space to my knowledge.

When I look at my Macintosh HD info it says that I have 0 KB of available space. When I try to download anything (like Adobe Flash Player) it says that I have no available free disk space. I believe I should have a lot of free space. I am thinking I may have done something wrong while installing the hard drive, but I followed a tutorial and it seemed simple.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Free Up Disk Space

Dec 2, 2014

how to free up disk space.  I have a 250GB MacBook Pro-2013.  I have a 2TB Time Machine back-up hard drive.  Photos take up 50GB, videos 60GB, music 30GB.  My Time Machine backs up my computer each time it is plugged into an adapter and on my home network. Should I move all my photos and videos  of family to the cloud?  Do I need another external hard drive to store photos, videos and music on?  I have emptied trash, deleted unused apps, deleted old documents and deleted old iMessages. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Free Up Local Disk Space On MacBook?

Aug 1, 2007

OK, so I am completely new to mac. The last time I used a mac computer was when my family had one around 1994/1995. So, I don't know how to do completely basic things like this.

I got my macbook on Saturday, less than a week ago. Last night I bought the Sims 2 at the apple store and I asked the guy if it would run good on it. He went through all of the requirements and said that my computer surpassed all of them.

So I go to run it and it won't run and says I need to free up local disk space. Basically I'm wicked pissed right now and am worrying that something is wrong with my computer or he was lying and I can't return it. How do I free this up? Is it a big deal that I need to do this after having the computer for less than 5 days? This is the only big program I've installed so far. I've only installed basic stuff like office and my printer so I don't know how it could be out of space already.

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MacBook :: Can Defrag Hdd And If Yes Will It Free Up Some Space Or Allow It To Perform Better

Apr 8, 2009

Can you defrag your mac hard drive and if yes will it free up some space or allow it to perform better.

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MacBook Pro :: Item Cannot Be Copied - Not Enough Free Space

Sep 28, 2009

I get this message: "The item cannot be copied because there is not enough free space". Whenever I try to copy ANY file, even a 5kb text, from my mac desktop to one of two laptops. (BOTH, do the same thing). So then I try to put the files on a usb drive and do it that way. Same problem copying from the usb drive to either powerbook. So I try and mount the dmg from the usb drive, works, install folder opens. I run the installer, then it hangs on "examining drives" and all the drives are greyed out. Target disk mode lets me copy it over directly though.

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MacBook Air :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive?

Feb 11, 2012

I'm running out of space on my hard drive. In the past I deleted foreign languages and freed up some space.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: How Much Free Space Need To Operate Correctly

Mar 23, 2012

how much free space do I need for a macbook to operate correctly?

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MacBook Air :: Free Up Space On Startup Disk?

Apr 19, 2012

I'm getting a message my startup disk is full. My macbook air is not even a year old and when I check my storage status, my media, applications and files make up for less than a tenth of my content. However, I have nearly 110GB of "Other" type stuff that is occupying my disk. I have had no luck searching for the source of these "other" files in my Finder and all the Youtube videos and internet question responses have not helped me.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Out Of Hard Drive Space - How To Free It Up

May 29, 2012

I am a long time PC user that just recently got a MacBook Pro. I am out of space on my hard drive and not sure exactly what is eating up all the volume? I went to About This Mac and looked at the Macintosh HD and it says I only have 28GB out of 499GB available. The piece that is using up lion's share is all yellow "Other". How do I find out what is causing this? Is there an easy way to determine what file is chewing up my hard drive?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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