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    Aug 31, 2008
    Idvd has sneakily used up all my memory
    Hi, I have a powermac g4 running OS X 10.4 with a hard drive of 80gb. I have been using idvd to create some rather large dvds (I have been saving the files onto an external hard drive) but all of the memory on my main hard drive has been used up. I only have 2gb left. I need at least 8gb to burn a dvd. I have cleaned off my computer of all the files (& some applications) but I still don't know where this memory has gone and am getting very frustrated (and desperate) because my deadline is approach rapidly. Can someone please help me. Thanks in advance

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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    OPen Terminal (in utilities) and copy in this command

    sudo du -cxhd 1 /

    That will tell you which folders are using up all that space

    It will take some time , but then you can use cd then /Directory_Name to go in to a sepcific folder, repeat the sudo du -cxhd 1 / command to find out what sub folders are hogging all that space

    If you dont like using the terminal then programs like Disk Inventory may help

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    Mitcherooney's Avatar
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    May 21, 2006
    Or try Omnidisksweeper to find out what is hogging all the space.

    Cheers M

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    Member Since
    Jan 28, 2007
    iMac 21 inch

    Disk Inventory X is also free

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