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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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.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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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?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Full - How To Free Up Space

Dec 16, 2009

My MBP has an 80 gig internal hard drive that has approx. 1 gb free. The only media I have on the computer is approx. 40 gigs of music, all of my photos are on an external drive. How can I free up space without moving my music to an external drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Free Up My Hard Drive Storage Space?

Mar 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Find Out How Much Free Space On Hard Drive?

May 28, 2012

I recently upgraded to Lion but still a newbie to Mac OS X.  I need to be able to check available space on internal hard drive.

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MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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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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MacBook Pro :: Formatting External Hard Drive - Format Using Extended Or Free Space?

Jul 27, 2010

I just got my new Seagate 640gb external hard drive and am in the process of formatting it on my MBP. However, I am not sure which format to do? My main use for the hard drive is for transferring media files back and forth between my MBP and PC using just one partition on the drive. I already know I'm not supposed to pick 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)' because I believe that is to use it as a boot drive. So should I pick 'Mac OS Extended' or maybe 'Free Space'?

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OS X :: Fluctuating Free Space On Hard Drive

Oct 15, 2010

It seems like I'm always fluctuating between 2 and 9 gb of free space on my hard drive. Every time I need lots of space it seems to disappear, then it reappears in a week. Is this normal? If I'm low is there something I can run to bring this space back?

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OS X :: Hard Drive Free Space Is Wrong?

Jun 9, 2009

I have a 500GB external hard drive that is partitioned into 3 sections - [1] Mac OS extended for dedicated time machine backups (200GB), [2] Mac OS extended for general file storage (100GB) and [3] FAT32 for backing up my husband's windows PC (the rest). I've been doing some video editing and moving clips between the external HD and my macbook. But now I've finished I noticed that something weird has happened. The Mac partition of the external HD currently has only 3 files, around 1.2GB. But Finder is showing 77GB is used and therefore not letting me copy my DV footage (around 40GB) that I want to transfer to a friend's computer.

I've put a screenshot here - and have hidden files/folders displayed. So what is taking up the 76GB that finder says is used?

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Mac Mini :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive?

Mar 9, 2012

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: Hard Drive Software To Free Up Space?

Jan 17, 2009

What is some good software to free up my hard drive?

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OS X :: Hard Drive Will Not Partition - Says It's Full But It Has Over 60% Free Space

Jun 16, 2009

I've tried repairing and verifying disk permissions, verifying the disk, etc, etc, and even defraging the disk. I still can't make a partition in the HD with bootcamp or disk utility.

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OS X :: Application - Used And Free Hard Drive Space - Temperature?

Apr 5, 2010

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OS X :: Free Space On The Hard Drive Affect Performance

Jul 8, 2010

I know that back in the day, when I used Windows computers, they always said that you should have at least 10% of your hard drive free, and that less could affect the performance of your computer. Is this true for macs.

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OS X :: External Hard Drive Showing Inaccurate Free Space

Jul 18, 2010

I have a 1TB external LaCie hard drive. Presently, it is loaded with about 300GBs of space so I should have around 650GBs left. However, it is only showing about 240GBs left. I think the problem is that I used to use this hard drive for Time Machine backups, I deleted them via the recycle bin. I checked the recycle bin, nothing there. I verified the disk, everything ok, I repaired it as well. I even erased the empty space.

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Software :: Clearing Free Space On Hard Drive (Secure Data)

Oct 21, 2008

If I clear free space on my hard drive the OS is on the hard drive will still be fine. Also will it get rid of all my sensitive data that was not erased through secure erase.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Slow Running Mac While Having Free Space In Hard Drive?

Jan 31, 2012

My mac is slow. Obvious points are covered. Maximum RAM installed; All apple software updates downloaded and permissions repaired after each download.Activity Monitor shows no obvious 'hogs'.Hard Drive (250GB) has almost 50GB free I am considering some sort of clean up using something like ONYX but feel that the hardware /software package should be almost self maintaining.15 years using Macs, since OS5 but not minded to look under the hood very often, since that is what brought me to Apple in the first place. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram

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Jun 21, 2014

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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?

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Make Hard Disk Space Free Up

May 19, 2012

My Harddisk space on Mac book pro has run out. When I checked the system info, I can see 80GB are "other", for which I have no idea what they are. Can anyone tell me how to find them & delete to free up more space?

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MacBook Air :: How To Free Up Hard Disk Space Efficiently

Jun 4, 2012

I have been using my MBA for over 6 months period and my disk space is getting smaller and looking for some solution to free up some space. Been looking through forum to find out how to permanently delete the trash but is not facilitating much. Also read through forum that back up file and log file also can take up lots of space. I has set up an external hard disk for back up but after 3 months I am not able to back up as my external hard disk also running out of space. As of last error back up I been getting error that I need to back up 80+GB file which my external hard disk does not have efficient space.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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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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OS X :: Does The Free Space Wipe Option Also Wipe The Slack Files On The Hard Drive

Dec 15, 2008

When using the Disk Utility free space wipe to wipe sensitive data (using the 7 times option), I thought that would be sufficient.

I was wondering though, does the free space wipe option also wipe the slack files on the hard drive? Is this even an issue for a Mac? (I know on Windows the slack file needs to be wiped for a completely secure erase, right?)

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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 Pro :: Difference In Free Space On Internal Drive?

May 13, 2012

I'm confused - when I look at my Storage info under the "About This Mac" item, my internal drive shows that it has "141.6 GB free out of 499.25 GB" Yet when I look at a Finder window, the drive shows 230.89 GB available. That's an almost 90 GB difference. I'm assuming (until someone tells me otherwise) that the "About This Mac" information is the 'truest' but I, frankly, don't know.

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Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB RAM, 500 GB int, 1 TB ext

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MacBook :: Startup Drive Doesn't Recognize Free Space

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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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: How Can I Free Some Space On My Hard Disk

Dec 30, 2009

I'm using Gmail. The corresponding mailbox on my HD (user-library-mail) is twice the size of my usage on the Gmail server (9.6 Gb vs 4.8 Gb).

How can I free some space on my hard disk?

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Backup Fails Due To Lack Of Space, Although Plenty Of Space Available On External Drive?

Mar 14, 2012

I've bought a 1 TB iomega ego mac edition II external fire wire drive. Once connected it asked whether i want to create a password and whether i want my data encrypted, to which i answered yes. Then a time machine backup started and failed after backing up 5.25 GB out of 39 GB of my data with the following error: "The backup disk ran out of space unexpectedly. Time Machine will try to make more space available by removing expired backups during the next scheduled backup". When i look at time machine it shows there is 994.29 GB available on iomega ego drive. The drive then went into: "Encrypting Backup Disk" message and it takes forever.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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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MacBook Pro

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