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Old 09-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
Fraction Jackson
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Hard Drive Filling up for no reason

Hi everyone, I have had very little hdd space on my computer, and I couldn't fathom why, and I have been deleting a lot of stuff, very substantial stuff, but my hdd is still full when I try to download stuff.. does anyone know what the problem may be or know of a way I can check what files and folders are taking up the most room on my computer?

Do you think I might *gasp* actually have a mac virus? And if so, are there any free good virus scans I can use that you know of?
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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There is a product called OmniDisk Sweeper that can identify files by size and the most likely candidate is a log file gone wild because some device or program is having a problem and is writing many entries to it very frequently. If you can locate log files that fit this description, take a look at them and they should identify the process that is writing to it and then you'll know where to start looking for a resolution.

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Old 09-12-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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awesome thanks! is this program free?
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:44 PM   #4
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It's free to use to find out where your large files are. You can then, of course, delete those files manually after looking at them to figure out what the problem is. If you want to get access to the big "Delete" button right in OmniDiskSweeper, it's a small shareware fee.

http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/

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Old 09-12-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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If you don't mind using the terminal you can use the du command.

example

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sudo du -d -h 1 /
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
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Another option is DiskInventoryX
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:51 PM   #7
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I like Grand Perspective.

http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/
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