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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Mar-13 21:20:34
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Lost 16+GB


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Realised my MBP was running out of room - well it has a 160GB hard drive frown and I have only 34GB available. Yes it is running a bit slow at times.

Now I use Aperture - BUT have a dedicated 500GB external Drive for its library - so it's not the piccies on there that are using up all my internal HD.

I have , but don't actually use, iPhoto - and it had 5000+ pics on it [ I believe about 16GB worth.]

I've exported all of them to the new 1TB external Drive BUT I have not reclaimed that 16GB onto the internal HD .I deleted all the Photos and also the several folders of projects from iPhoto. I've also put a number of Documents and stuff I still need, and actually access regularly , onto the 1TB drive.

How do I find where all these things have left bits behind on the MBP ? it now says I have 38.7GB available and I've used 120.49GB.

I need to reclaim some empty room on the internal HD.

Any ideas for this techno-idiot ? Please - pretty please smile

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 05-Mar-13 09:27:01
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Re: Lost 16+GB


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Couple of obvious questions- is the Trash empty? Have you run Repair Disk?

Assuming "Yes" to both, maybe some hidden files somewhere... from terminal, the command:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

then re-starting Finder will allow you to see hidden files (replace "true" with "false" to hide them again).

Otherwise... can't think of anything frown

Bill
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Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Mar-13 10:10:53
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Re: Lost 16+GB


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Install Grand Perspective, that will show you exactly where your space has gone smile

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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Mar-13 10:30:31
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Re: Lost 16+GB


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Ah - repair disk - now there's a thought smile

ETA - says disk is fine - and I now have 39GB available

I do not feel capable of messing about in the depths of terminal etc

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Edited by goldenoldie (Tue 05-Mar-13 10:41:20)

Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 05-Mar-13 11:08:27
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Neat little app that, thanks for the link smile

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 05-Mar-13 11:10:33
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Re: Lost 16+GB


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In reply to a post by goldenoldie:
I do not feel capable of messing about in the depths of terminal etc
Fair enough- I'm usually the same, but to avoid disaster I copy/paste that instruction rather than typing it, and it's never caused me a problem (yet tongue).

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Edited by billford (Tue 05-Mar-13 11:25:30)

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Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Mar-13 11:39:26
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You can download an automated version of that, just double click the script to toggle between on and off - can't remember where I got it from though...

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Standard User DRW
(committed) Tue 05-Mar-13 12:14:53
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Re: Lost 16+GB


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How much memory in the machine and are all the ram components visible in About This Mac.

Also do you know if you can increase the memory of the machine to that supplied by Apple

MacTracker application will tell you.
Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Mar-13 12:52:11
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RAM is maxed out to 8GB and has been for over a year

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 05-Mar-13 16:20:21
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When you were copying things over to the HDD did you create a back up or anything (using CC or similar)? Could there be a redundant archive/ dmg somewhere?

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