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    Want my drive space back!

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    Want my drive space back!
    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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    Want my drive space back!
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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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    Want my drive space back!

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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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    Want my drive space back!
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    Did you empty the trash bin?
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    Want my drive space back!
    dtravis7's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    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.
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