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Storage space issues

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Sep 12, 2013 5:07 PM

About this Mac shows 77GB of movies on my Mac but shows none when I search the Mac. How do I gain back my memory space?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,755 points)
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:41 PM (in response to No1better)

    Rebuild the Spotlight index. If you try to search now from the magnifying-glass icon in the top right corner of the display, a pulsing dot will appear in the icon. When the dot disappears, the indexing is complete.

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (13,625 points)
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to No1better)

    Ultimately nothing is going to clear up space on your mac but getting an external HD and offloading large files for storage that dont need to be on your Mac.

     

    Storage is cheap.   $65 for a 1TB drive

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,755 points)
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to No1better)

    Will this also free up the space on my hard drive?

     

    No, but if you're getting inaccurate Spotlight results it may solve that problem.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,755 points)
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    Sep 14, 2013 8:18 PM (in response to No1better)

    When I try to upload more videos into iPhoto it stops short and says there isn't enough space.

     

    If you're backing up with Time Machine, turn it OFF in its preference pane, then turn it back ON. Try again.

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