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I recently switched to a macbook from a PC.
Now on a PC there was a temporary folder where misc. items from the web were stored. I noticed yesterday that I was losing hardrive space after viewing movies online. I did not download any of them nor did I save them to my desktop. My only assumption is that it was saved in the temporary folder.

Now my question is:
Where can I find and delete the contents of this folder?
Also if my assumption is wrong do you guys know whats happening?


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Are you using Safari? In the Safari menu is an option called Empty Cache, select that, and it will delete the temp files.

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Thanks but I did that and im still missing my .6 gigs.
I know its not that big of a deal but I just want to figure out whats going on.
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Thanks but I did that and im still missing my .6 gigs.
I know its not that big of a deal but I just want to figure out whats going on.

I recommend the software Whatsize (it's freeware) and a nice little utility to determine where all the HD space went to.

Hope I was of help.

Good luck finding your 6gigs;-)

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^thanks for that freeware. I found and deleted it.
Turns out my sister downloaded a couple movies under my guest account without telling me
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^thanks for that freeware. I found and deleted it.
Turns out my sister downloaded a couple movies under my guest account without telling me
Glad to hear I was able to help:-)

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