Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to idAvIdce)I had a similar problem a few weeks ago although my hard drive was saved by a 5gb download limit I have at work. I found the problem was a file called WPA.zip. It consumed 5gigs of space in a matter of minutes on my machine.
If you can find it, get it into the trash. Then use the following in the terminal (with care!)
rm -rf .Trash
rm command can be dangerous so make sure you type it exactly as it is above. If you get access issues, try sudo rm -rf .Trash but again be careful with your typing!Macbook 2.16GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2011 8:08 PM (in response to micmoyles)
I didnt manage to fin that file , Dont you have a bit more information of where can it be??
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2011 10:17 PM (in response to idAvIdce)
Use a program like OmniDrive by OmniGroup. It will scan the hard drive and show you where large files are. From there, with such a radical change in drive size, It such be pretty easy to find the villain. BTW, OmniDrive is free!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2011 10:20 PM (in response to idAvIdce)
Download and install OmnnieDisksweeper so you know what's taking up the space the most
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2011 10:44 PM (in response to kisuke3)
Did you recently use Carbon Copy Cloner? If not, don't reply. If so, go to Finder "Go" menu, and select "Go to Folder...". Type, with no quotes "/Volumes/". See if there are some surprises in there.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 9:51 AM (in response to scb)
Hey guys, Thanks a lot. I downloaded OmnnieDisksweeper from Omnigroup and I definitely found the problem. It was the application MAIL. I found out that there was a folder called Recovered Messages that was using 155GB!!!!!.There were 4000 mails, most of them duplicated. I deleted all that crap and I now have 180gb of free space. I recommend you to check out that because it seems to be a Snow Leopard bug.
The folder is located:
Check it out as it probably would be using some space of your hard drive.
Thanks a lot!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to idAvIdce)
Yea, I had a similar thing happen to me. For some reason when e-mails with large attachments fail to send, they seem to duplicate on there own. In turns into a canorous blob, replicating like crazy.