Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to kdap)
Down load from the Internet OmniDiskSweeper (free) and open it. It will show all of your files and the respective sizes. Delete what you do not need or transfer them to an external HDD.
Also read these excerpts. It may well be that you have more space than you think.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 1:55 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Unfortunately this didn't help. This has been a recurring problem and I'm religious about removing unnecessary files and emptying trash. I checked my log files and nothing over 46MB.
Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 2:08 AM (in response to kdap)
This seems to be a Bug on Some Installs of OS X. On Some installs for no apparent reason the Other catagory fills up with unknown files to the point there is no more space left on the drive. There are posts about it on this forum all the time.
Right now I am using a total of just over 100GBs of space on my 500GB drive. When I look at the other catagory it says I have 94.23 GBs of Other files. Basically there is Nothing on my Mac other then Other files.
So much for the "Most Advanced Operating System in the World".
Wipe and Reinstall Clean is your only option, IMHO.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to kdap)
You could gain 16 GB of space by moving movies to an external disk, assuming those files are not relevant to your academic work. In addition you seem to have more applications than I would expect the average user to have. Perhaps some culling here may help.
These are a couple of small things. In order to try and address the bigger picture would you post the following: COMMAND I click on the HDD icon on your desk top which will generate the following:
Post this from the OmniDiskSweeper;
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to kdap)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Nope, no partition.
60 GB is being used by Parallels and Windows 7, apparently - but that doesn't act as a partition.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to kdap)
I can only account for about 190 GB on your HDD (That includes what OmniDisksweeper shows, the OS and empty space). OmniDiskSweeper only shows file that you can view. It would have to be run as root to display everything.
I am not a Windows or Parallels user and have no expertise what so never in this area. Shootist007 is a very knowledgeable Windows user and he may provide you some answers when he reads this response. I do not know the size of these applications, whether they use 60GB of space or not. I suspect he would know.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Thanks for your help along the way!