3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2011 8:37 AM by elikness
dianelisa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Upon downloading a file I get a message that states  that there is no space left on the start up disk please free up space or try to save the file in another location.  how do I solve this problem? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • KyleThompson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The start-up disk is the primary hard drive or other storage medium inside your Mac. In other words, you're gonna have to delete a few things on your computer in order to make room for the new file you're downloading.

  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,660 points)

    Your start up disk is the Macintosh HD, you should right click on the disk and click get info.  It will give you information on how much disk space you have remaining.  You should always have 10% of your disk space as free space. 

  • elikness Level 4 Level 4 (2,635 points)

    Startup Disk is your internal Mac hard drive, the thing that makes your computer go. If you have lots of music, video or pictures stored on your Mac, that may be taking up lots of space.


    You can download a program called Grand Perspective that will show you what's taking up the most space. Then you will need to find some way of copying that stuff off to either a flash thumb drive or an USB external hard drive to make more space available.