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    Quote Originally Posted by Westlands2011 View Post
    Sorry to be a pain but noticed that ichat, imove, iphoto, garage band, iweb all take up a lot of space.
    The first four can go but not sure about the last one in case it is essential to normal operations.
    No leave them for now, they are nice apps to have and some come bundled with the package called iLife and iChat is part of Leopard.

    What we need to ascertain is what is using all your disk space. You highlight above only 2gb of software anmd Leopard is about 9gb.

    Where are you storing your CS4 Files?

    Edit.

    Can you also check the condition of your mailboxes in Mail, particularly the Trash(Deleted) folder

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    That's really no space at all.

    Start by going through your own files and either delete old stuff or or archive off stuff you want to keep onto on of your backup solutions.

    Once you've got a little rom to spare get Onyx and run the automated scripts then get Disk InventoryX which, once run, will give you a graphic representation of where your disk is being used. That may help you identify app or files that are hogging disk space.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Sorry chaps...took longer than expected...so where were we?

    @pendlewitch - Cleared out all mail boxes, although I don't use the one that is on the dock, but 90% were just text with few attachments.
    The bulk of CS4 files, with 100s of picss, are stored on mem stick/drop box. The one folder I have on the desk top contains about 50 ID documents, but they have minimal content and are text only.

    @mrplow - To be honest there was little to clear out so no real extra space created. I did download Onyx but it will not open, says something about not supported on this architecture.

    One more thing [sounds like a naughty schoolboy], I did fiddle around with the coding numbers in the Internet network area about a year ago, but to be honest it made little difference and even before I battered my system with a 100,000,000 key strokes and then some, it was always sluggish, including CS4, especially where tints and pics are involved.

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    Mate, I've been away all day thus the late response.

    In a nutshell, we're still none the wiser about your hard drive, even with regards to it's total OEM capacity e.g. 120 Gb or 160Gb?

    With just 32 Mb left on anything of any capacity you are, these days, maxed out and need to start seriously kicking some files into touch. If you are saying that you don't save anything large to your hard drive then this figure you quote must be a erroneous so check again and do run verify/repair disk permissions as per mrplow's instructions. We need to start somewhere.

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    Just been told that I have 120GB free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westlands2011 View Post
    Just been told that I have 120GB free
    Epic Fail...

    Moving swiftly on (aha hem as he clears throat) you 'probably have a 160gb hard drive and thus have a shed-load of capacity left.

    A good idea would be to reset your browser. I don't have Firefox so I can''t advise you on what to click, but you will likely find the command in it's menu and preferences.

    Then can you go Applications/Disk Utility/ , highlight the Macintosh HD drive and click on verify disk permissions at the bottom and let the process run it's course.

    Re-start your Mac after this point and go and have a cup of tea whilst it settles down.

    There are some other things that we can look at but try this for now.

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    Not ignoring your advice but have loads going on at the moment but after touching base with a man who can, I am being provided with ...."you to bring a os x disk, then you can reload the system and run a test" so I will be back when said item is in my possession.
    Cheers chaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westlands2011 View Post
    Not ignoring your advice but have loads going on at the moment but after touching base with a man who can, I am being provided with ...."you to bring a os x disk, then you can reload the system and run a test" so I will be back when said item is in my possession.
    Cheers chaps
    No problem but please have a look at this before you go down that route.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...eshooting.html



    ..and this other esteemed post from Raz0rmac

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...-overview.html

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