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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Unhappy HELP!! Hard drive still full even after moving files to external hard drive!!!
    I recently purchased a G Drive Mini 160GB external hard drive, and after connecting it today and moving most of my music and movie files to it, my Mac HD is still showing the same amount of disc space used up. I moved the files to my trash after I moved them to the external HD and promptly deleted them, but my Mac HD still shows the same amount of disc space used! Why don't I have more free space available??

  2. #2

    sanity1082's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 17, 2007
    macbook/iphone/ipod nano/ipod shuffle
    so you moved your music and movie files to the external hard drive and then deleted them off your mac? just making sure i have that part correct.

    Do you use itunes? if so you may want to try and delete the songs out of the itunes program and then empty the trash.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Yep delete. Moving them copies them to the external drive but does not delete.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2008
    make sure when you delete you're files from itunes you either select "move files to trash" or you go to "music/itunes/itunes music" and delete everything in there.

  5. #5

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    and empty trash.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Jun 07, 2008
    Yeah, when they go to trash, the files are still on the HD. This of your trash as another folder really.

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