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    Aug 12, 2009
    "Startup Disk almost full" but I have 242 GB free?!

    I am having this problem:

    When i try to export an illustrator file (ai) to photoshop (psd), I get the message "Your Startup Disk is almost full. Please free up space..." and then illustrator gets the rainbow wheel and no progress is made. I end up having to force quit illustrator, after which my system runs unbelievably slow until I restart my computer.

    The thing is: My startup disk is not almost full. I have 242 GB free on my hard drive. So, what could the problem be?

    Below are the specs of my computer:

    IMAC 7,1
    MAC OS X 10.4.11
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Illustrator and Photoshop both CS3

    I would very much appreciate any assistance that can be given.

    Thank you.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jun 10, 2010
    same problem
    I'm working on iMac OS 10.4.11. Photoshop gives me the same error, but my start up disk isn't full. I have nearly 200GB available, though yesterday it was 250GB and I have not installed or transferred 50GB of data to the HD.
    Is the problem with the HD or something in Photoshop?

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