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startup disk is full
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 28, 2020 10:04PM
My startup disk is almost full with only 279mb free. Selecting About This Mac shows I have 64GB of "Other" data. I tried using Clean Disk but it didn't find anything. I've looked in the usual folders and I'm just not finding anything. Where else can I look?

~/Documents
~/Downloads
~/Library/Caches
~/Library/Logs
~/Library
~/

DaisyDisk says it is in Macintosh HD/Hidden Space and "unable to locate"



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 28, 2020 10:11PM
Give Disk Inventory X a try - [www.derlien.com] - it will visualize your disk usage so you can find large items to remove.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 28, 2020 10:14PM
What model Mac?
What OS?
Do you know what file-system you have? HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) or APFS?

...

One place that you might look for a quick and easy way to free up some capacity is in iTunes. Open the pref's and find the "Devices" panel. If you have device-backups, click to select them and then click the button to delete those backups. (They can be huge.)

...But if you have an APFS file system, snapshots may keep the Mac from showing that you've deleted those files.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 28, 2020 11:05PM
OmniDiskSweeper gives a better Picture of what “other data” is taking up space.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 29, 2020 12:02AM
Assuming you have restarted?



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 29, 2020 01:31AM
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Assuming you have restarted?

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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: STL
Date: January 29, 2020 07:24AM
Just in case

Empty the Trash
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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: modelamac
Date: January 29, 2020 08:05AM
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Carm
OmniDiskSweeper gives a better Picture of what “other data” is taking up space.

I agree with Carm. I've successfully used OmniDiskSweeper for years. It lists the largest folders first in each category (System, Applications, Users,etc).

Sarcany is right about iDevice backups (iTunes). I've found 10GBs there at different times. Another is CCC's Safety net. I'd list others if my memory was better.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: StingMe
Date: January 29, 2020 08:27AM
Ditto: [www.omnigroup.com]

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Carm
OmniDiskSweeper gives a better Picture of what “other data” is taking up space.

I agree with Carm. I've successfully used OmniDiskSweeper for years. It lists the largest folders first in each category (System, Applications, Users,etc).
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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 29, 2020 08:49AM
what mattkime said, though I'm sure the others don't suck at the job nuther.
Just used it yesterday as I found myself short a buncha G before my update to HS.
Google Chrome was the guilt bastid. 6 f'n G! Something about the way the update, blah, blah, blah.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: rz
Date: January 29, 2020 10:13AM
I moved all my documents to another drive years ago. Keeps the startup drive from getting too full.
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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 29, 2020 10:47AM
My favorite of the bunch of data visualizers is still GrandPerspective.




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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 29, 2020 12:02PM
OSX 10.11.1 El Capitan
Virtual machine running in Parallels on an Late 2013 iMac
drive is osx extended

I checked and memory used is 3GB of 8GB with 0kb dedicated to swap currently
I tried the utils about and none found anything

I unhid the folders in the finder and they add up to about 15GB but under About This Mac it still shows 62GB being used by Other.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Forrest
Date: January 29, 2020 12:16PM
62 GB contains your Parallels Operating System/Program/Data?
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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 29, 2020 03:11PM
What he said.
Take a read: [forum.parallels.com]



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 29, 2020 04:07PM
I had a few machines at work that had log files filling the disk. Located I either etc/logs or var/logs. Can’t remember which.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: January 29, 2020 05:08PM





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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: bfd
Date: January 29, 2020 05:32PM
Does your window above:



…show a "Manage" function?



If so, there is a way to get at more of your files.



Also, some of your capacity may be taken up by cache files and other "junk" that can grow into some fairly robust files over time…

Good luck!
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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 29, 2020 05:32PM
Do you have multiple user accounts?

Most apps, including the Finder, won't show you the capacity used for files in another user's home folder.



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Re: startup disk is full
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 29, 2020 10:14PM
Unfortunately no Manage button. No other users either. I gave up and resized the partition. Thanks for all the help.
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