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    G4-10.4.9 STARTUP DISK is almost full
    feeling like an ijiot

    error message...
    your startup disk is almost full.
    you need to make more room by
    deleting files.


    I DELETED A TON of graphics files....emptied the trash..restarted a bunch of times...


    i upgraded memory from 512-->768...
    and i am wondering if something more bad is happening here?

    i can't use photoshop this a.m...
    it says SCRATCH DISK IS FULL : <

    i just bought 250GB LaCie Hard drive to try and
    get my ITUNES off of here..to create more space.
    not so sure how to do that either

    so basically ..a DAMSEL IN DISTRESS : < eepco@comcast.net


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    Reclaim a quick 2 gigs or so by using http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/ to clear out uneeded language files on your machine.

    Read the readme text and do a search in the forum first as you could mess stuff up if you get rid of some of the English files.

    Good luck.

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    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by MMMII View Post
    Reclaim a quick 2 gigs or so by using http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/ to clear out uneeded language files on your machine.

    Read the readme text and do a search in the forum first as you could mess stuff up if you get rid of some of the English files.

    Good luck.


    in the process of doing that right now...via another similar program...I think the culprit might be TWO iTUNES librarys : <....

    I am trying to figure out how to MOVE rather then copy them..to consolidate and clear up HD......any ideas?

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    here are some instructions on how to move your itunes info onto your external drive. That should clear up some HD space.

    "iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Music folder"

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301748

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    wow THANKS!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by KoDorSean View Post
    here are some instructions on how to move your itunes info onto your external drive. That should clear up some HD space.

    "iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Music folder"

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301748
    NOW thats GOOD STUFFFFFFFFFFF

    one more thing though...

    when i do a search for iTUNES music...i get 2 folders?
    any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eepco View Post
    NOW thats GOOD STUFFFFFFFFFFF

    one more thing though...

    when i do a search for iTUNES music...i get 2 folders?
    any ideas?
    go through and check it all but it should all be a duplicate.. itunes does that by default.

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoDorSean View Post
    go through and check it all but it should all be a duplicate.. itunes does that by default.
    meaning...its using double the space it should...or did I totally misunderstand what you said? its copying one song at a time..guessing it will take 12 hours or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by eepco View Post
    meaning...its using double the space it should...or did I totally misunderstand what you said? its copying one song at a time..guessing it will take 12 hours or so
    correct, its using double the space.. as i said make sure they are all duplicates.

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    sooooooooo???
    Quote Originally Posted by KoDorSean View Post
    correct, its using double the space.. as i said make sure they are all duplicates.

    i can delete one? or both from the hard drive as I am in the proces of moving to my 250GB external hd.....double the space ...:<

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    Itunes copies everything you load into it to it's own directory, so if you're adding files you already have on your hard disk, it creates a copy.

    It's easy to end up with dupes of everything. Get an Ipod video, try it with 2gb files . . . doesn't take long to fill up a lot of space.

    Moving rather than copying is not much more than copying then deleting the originals - with all the usual caveats about check you've really got good copies, etc.

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