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HT3680: Mac OS X: About Disk Utility's erase free space feature

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HT3680 Less disk space after then before

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rose-b Calculating status...
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Oct 10, 2012 5:07 PM

I ran this utility and it took up more disk space- now I have less space then when I started.

Now what do I do?  No matter what I remove I gain no extra space.

 

Help....

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to rose-b)

    What utility please?

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to rose-b)

    You have only 2 GB of RAM in your computer and Lion (10.7.5) is more memory intensive than previous versions of OS X.  It has been suggested many times in this Forum that 4 GB's of RAM is basically the minimum amount required for Lion for the system to have any speed at all.  And more RAM than that, if your computer can take it, helps even more.

     

     

    Hope this helps

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to rose-b)

    Also,

    Try using Disk Utility to do a Disk Repair, as shown in this link, while booted up on your install disk. You could have some directory corruption. Let us know what errors Disk Repair reports and if DU was able to repair them. This could just be a start in repairs and you may need a better utility to finish the job.

    Then Repair Permissions.

    No need to report any Permissions errors........we all get them.

       DALE

    Mac OS X (10.7.5), G4 Gig E. 1GHz OWC 10.4.11MacBookPro Late '08
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to rose-b)

    Does it run better?

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to rose-b)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to rose-b)

    By the way.......Macs need high quality RAM. I recommend Crucial RAM. It is extremely Mac friendly and they have a system tester that will point to exactly what RAM works in your Mac.

    It has a lifetime warranty and they are real easy to work with. I have it in all 3 of my Macs, one of which has been using it for eight years now.

    DALE

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to rose-b)

    Glad you found a solution!

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