3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2014 4:48 PM by sanjampet
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I have a macbook from mid 2010, and it keeps telling me my startup disk is full and i need to delete files to free up space. I've since then deleted thousands of photos i had on my mac, and moved them onto my external harddrive. i've deleted them from iphoto, and iphoto trash, and also emptied my mac trash. I've emptied my cache, i've deleted all safari saved things, and i've cleaned my mailbox too. Nothing seems to do anything. I now can't put photos on my mac at all as it says i dont have space for these.. im a little confused and upset that nothing is freeing up space even though i have deleted gb's worth of files.

Any help on how to free up this space would be greatful.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by X423424X on May 4, 2012 8:15 PM Helpful

Did you remember to empty your trash?


How much free space is there on your drive?  You should leave about 20GB to 25GB free for the OS.


Use OmniDiskSweeper to analyze what's taking up the sapce.


Maybe this will help: Where  did  my  Disk  Space  go?

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