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aynsb6
missing space from start-up disk
on Aug 19, 2007 at 2:10:06 am

Hi there,

I am running a PowerBook G4 on OSX 10.3.9 with a 93 GB capacity hard drive. A few weeks ago, I accidentally removed my iPod without first ejecting it and, I don't know if that's the reason, but I suddenly seemed to be missing about 4 GB of free space on my start-up disk.

I went through to look for any strange new files and repaired the disk permissions, but none of this seemed to help. So I deleted some other stuff and went on my merry way.

Yeterday, I'm not sure, but I think I suddenly had some space appear again.

and now today, I went out while leaving some files to upload to an FPT from an EXTERNAL hard drive, and came back to find that ALL the free space on my start-up disk was suddenly missing. I had 0 KB listed in teh finder, and couldn't even send an email.

I've now emptied the trash so I have a few hundred MB, enough to at least function, but need to figure out what is going on and how I can fix it. Any advice?

Cheers,
aynsb6



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zrb123
Re: missing space from start-up disk
on Aug 19, 2007 at 3:05:36 pm

Google whatsize down load that program and run it. The program will scan your hard drive and tell you what is taking up all the space.



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aynsb6
Re: missing space from start-up disk
on Aug 23, 2007 at 12:42:35 am

Hey, thanks so much for the tip!! Looks like I found the file:

Macintosh HD/Library/Logs/Console/my user folder/console.log.2 @ 6.2 GB.

I want to delete this right away, but I would like to know what happened to create it in the first place. Any one have any ideas?



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aynsb6
Re: missing space from start-up disk
on Aug 23, 2007 at 1:00:14 am

ok, looks like it has to do with an iTunes update:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4961687

EVerything seems to be a-ok now. Will write again if that changes.



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