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  1. #1

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    Sep 13, 2009
    Startup disk full message
    I have a mac book pro around 3 1/2 years old, it has a 73gb hard drive and it seems to be full.
    I have just purchased a 320gb hard drive and used time machine to back up to the external drive.

    I assume i need to remove files from the laptop but i am not sure if this is the best thing to do.

    I am not a mac expert so anyone with any ideas would be great.

    The laptop has slowed a bit and when i try and use vertain programs like photoshop i get a message to say not enough memory.

    I only have around 2gb of images and 1 gb of movies on the laptop so not sure why the disk is so full. I have tried the disk utility but the only freed 500mb of space.

    Thank you to anyone who can help


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    Sur3Mac's Avatar
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    Aug 03, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    So you have your system install, 2 GB of Pics an 1 GB of Movies on it, that's it?

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    I'm sure you have any more files on your laptop taking up space!

    You already admitted that you are not a Mac try a bit harder to find some files to delete or backup.

    What about music files, videos, photos, programs that you installed & don't use...there's got to be plenty on there.

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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2009
    Startup disk full
    I do have the normal programs and around 200 tracks on i tunes

    I have mac office installed, photoshop, and a few small programs.

    Just need to know the best options to delete files, now i have used passport to back on the extrenal drive i assume it would be safe to delete images and some programs.

    many thanks

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