5 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2013 6:13 PM by Eustace Mendis
Dan Toole Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi -- suddenly getting message that my start up disk is full.  Surprised and now realize data (photos etc) is being stored on my HD startup rather than my 1TB hard drive.  What's the easiest way to shift these as I don't 'see' the TB drive in Finder.   Thx


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 250 GB HD startup with 1TB
  • 1. Re: Start up disk full?
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,225 points)

    Is the external showing in Disk Utility? How do you usually move these over there? Drag and drop manually or with some script?

  • 2. Re: Start up disk full?
    Dan Toole Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the quick response.  Now have the TB drive --- dropped off files from the start-up drive and then followed instructions on a related link to try to shift my itunes (large library) to the TB drive --- for some reason despite the redirect (under preferences) it's still showing on the HD.  Think I'm being dense, but can't seem to move those files.  Thanks! 

  • 3. Re: Start up disk full?
    Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,940 points)

    Did you follow the directions here?

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/inside-itunes/2011/02/how-to-move-your-itunes-librar y-to-another-hard-drive.html

     

    In particular, did you take this step?

    Finally, when the copying is done, delete the files from their original location.

     

    When you do that, you will have the extra space you need on the startup disk.

  • 4. Re: Start up disk full?
    Dan Toole Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Many thanks!   Great.  Trying another.  I moved my iPhoto library as well -- but it's still showing on my start-up disk.  The only place I still 'see' the files is in the view 'all my files' in the finder.  So -- does 'all my files' show the old iPhoto library or is 'all my files' also reading from my 1T partition?  I think only the start up....but realize I don't know and don't want to delete if it is reading my other hard drive.  Thanks!

  • 5. Re: Start up disk full?
    Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,940 points)

    There are different ways to check where the files are, but the easiest is to just eject the external drive. After that anything that shows up on your computer is on the internal drive.

     

    I assume there are only two drives?