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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2011
    Hardware space.... Clearing memory
    Hi All & thank you for reading this post.

    I am new to the mac and therefore really appreciate any advice i can gather from here.

    Right, so i have a mac desktop that we use for editing videos at work (basic videos), the desktop has a hardware capacity of just under 1000 GB and i have 21 GB left. There are several strange goings on that i have never experienced before and shouldn't be happening, i believe they are a consequence of the lack of space left on the desk top....

    I recently bought an external hard drive and have moved 'what i thought was everything' onto the external hard drive... I thought that this would completely clear the desk top space and give me a 'clean mac', again! But no!
    Why is this the case? I have cleared my junk box/trash can... And don't many applications...

    What is the issue? How can i get the 1000 GB space back?

    Many thanks!!

  2. #2

    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Are you absolutely sure you emptied the trash?

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    robduckyworth's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    are you sure you moved them, not just copied?
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    MacDude121's Avatar
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    Sep 22, 2010
    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    When you move items off your computer, it's sends a copy to the external, not the original file. After everything is on the external drive, you need to delete what you don't want on your Mac in the trash can.

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