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HT1553 start up disk

151 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2014 12:39 PM by Neville Hillyer RSS
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Feb 11, 2014 2:48 AM

start up disk full is what I have noticed lately, how can I change that fact?

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,500 points)
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    Feb 11, 2014 5:13 AM (in response to kba7)

    Delete stuff?  Safest is to ONLY delete stuff under you home folder. Deleting operating system files without understanding what they are is a sure way to disable your Mac. If I doubt, ask.

     

    OmniDiskSweeper (free) is a very useful utility for finding where all your disk space is being used. Google it to find a copy.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Feb 11, 2014 12:39 PM (in response to kba7)

    If you continue to use the Mac without resoving this you will probably lose data.

     

    Start by emptying the Trash and Shutting Down.

     

    Backup everything to an external disk.

     

    Remove infrequently used items especially:

     

    1. movies
    2. photos
    3. music

     

    Ensure that they are backed up in at least 2 places first - perhaps external disk and DVDs.

     

    Empty the Trash.

     

    Install http://links.zero.eu.org/os-x/period/

     

    Shut Down your Mac about once a day.

     

    Use AppleJack about once a month with the following command:

     

    applejack AUTO shutdown

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