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Hi im new here on mac-forums, and im having my first troubles with my mac book in the almost 3 years i had it.

Alright, so I downloaded a program for tuning a ukulele ( it was about 1mb ), when ever I opened it worked fine tuned my ukulele perfectly. Around 10 minute - 1 hour period of time, i notice my hard disk available space was slowly disappearing, I thought it was from all the videos off youtube I downloaded, so I freed up some space, without doing anything on my computer, it was down to zero kb. When I restart my computer the available diskspace goes back to normal.

I secured empty from trash the application, and around after an hour it starts up again.

Any idea what the problem is? And any idea how i can fix this.

Cheers in advance.
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

First up, run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility under Utilities.
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

First up, run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility under Utilities.
Alright il give that a try
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

First up, run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility under Utilities.
Thanks Harry, my disk space isn't going down any more !!!

can I ask what was wrong with it? Was it because I downloaded that ukulele application?
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Probably something became corrupted and Repair Permissions straightened it out. In the 'olden days' we used to run maintenance scripts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and one of the things carried out each week was Repair Permissions. Folk do not seem to do this any more and it is a first up option as Repair Permissions on Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard is a pretty powerful utility compared to Panther and earlier.
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