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I've been digitizing about 10 VHS tapes into my imac. I go back and delete all the files that seem to be taking up space and I don't need anymore after the DVDs are safely burned.

Before I started I had 250 gig, now that I'm done and thought I had cleaned up everything I only have 105 gig.

What am I overlooking and how can I get back to 250.

We don't use this thing for any tasks that take up any space at all???

Thanks for any help you can give.
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What applications did you use to digitize the videos? There are some temp files somewhere I have a feeling you are not seeing.

You can try Disk Inventory X. It's free and will show you where everything is and what is taking the space.
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thanks dtravis7,
I used Roxio VHS to DVD to get bideo off the tapes, then it goes into imovie where i add chapter breaks and then out to iDVD for the burn.

I'll try what you suggested to find the culprit!
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Did you empty the trash bin?

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Do look in the Movies folder and under iMovie. I remember iMovie putting a lot of stuff there.
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Did you empty the trash bin?
This is the first thing I thought of too. You don't regain drive space until you take out the trash.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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