3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 6:18 PM by rccharles
Jojo Peng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I recently bought some episodes of a tv show.......... and they wouldn't sync to my iPod and I had a lot of room left on it. So I dragged the files out of iTunes and now I am trying to put them back in. THe videos are on my desktop and whenever I drag it into the TV section a message comes up saying that there is not enough room on Macintosh HD and that it can't copy the files back to iTunes. Thanks in advance!


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  • 1. Re: Not enough room to copy files to iTunes?
    rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Videos can be big.  First thing, check how much room you have free.

     

    click one on startup drive.  command + i   ( for get info):

     

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    Note: I'm booted from an exernal firewire drive.  That's why the icon is orange.  Your is probably silver.

     

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    Best to have greater than 2gig of free space.  Many posters to these forums state that you need much more free space: 5 gig to 10 gig or 10 percent of you hd size.

     

     

     

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    Be careful when deleting files. A lot of people have trashed their system when deleting things. Place things in trash. Reboot & run your applications. Empty trash.

     

    Go after large files that you have created & know what they are.  Do not delete small files that are in a folder you do not know what the folder is for. Anything that is less than a megabyte is a small file these days.

     

     

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    Run

    OmniDiskSweeper

    "The simple, fast way to save disk space"

    OmniDiskSweeper is now free!

    http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/download/

     

    This will give you a list of files and folders sorted by size. Go after things you know that are big.

  • 2. Re: Not enough room to copy files to iTunes?
    Jojo Peng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You!!! I also just emptied the Trash.......1114 items!

  • 3. Re: Not enough room to copy files to iTunes?
    rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Great!

     

    Oh, I forgot the simple solution.

     

    Robert