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HT1338 Hard Drive Full

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Feb 14, 2013 6:26 AM

I can not back up my computer to passport. It says that my hard drive is full and to delete files. I don't know how to do this and am also leary of deleting files. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to threet)

    Hello:

     

    If you get the message that your internal HD is full, you will need to begin deleting files.  Be sure you only delete your (user) files.  Avoid deleting anything related to OS X.

     

    Barry

    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,065 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to threet)

    threet wrote:

     

    Okay but I don't know how to delete user files or how to not deleted anything related to OS X.

    Select a file and then drag it to the trash on the dock, or hold down the Command key and hit the Delete key, or right click on the file and select Move to Trash, or, under the File menu in Finder, select Move to trash. Then, in the Finder menu, select Empty Trash...

     

    Don't delete any OS files by staying away from applications and anything else you didn't create or download. If you need to give permission to delete something you probably shouldn't.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,065 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to threet)

    threet wrote:

     

    I don't understand. Where am I selecting a file? How do I know what's in the file before I trash it?

    You are selecting the file where you see it; e.g., it's on the desktop or in a folder. You find out what's in the file by opening it with the application you created it with. Using a file name that tells you something when you create it helps too.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to threet)

    There is a tutorial on this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZkv-ykj94k

     

    Allan

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