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  1. #1

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Freeing up space on startup disk

    I've been getting a message stating that my startup disk is almost full and I'm not able to open up two applications at the same time. My available space is about 250-300 mg so I delete a lot of files plus all the languages except for English. Now I have 6 GB available space so that's great. Ten minutes later it's back down to 300 mg available space. nothing has changed!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You,

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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    It's not uncommon for OS X to need/use 10GB or more of free space for temp/swap space. So, that's what happened.

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    Mar 06, 2012
    MacBookPro, 15", iCore 7, 8GB, Thunderbolt Display
    have you tried to partition your hard drive? if so - it happened to me - and failed i could just reinstall lion
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