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    Question Purged my HD to free up space...it did AND didn't work.
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    Remember this.

    You need to leave an absolute minimum of 10%, some say 15-20%, free space on any drive for it to work anywhere near peak performance. You may like to run erase Free Space, but your drive is simply too full or too small.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I can't explain the math either, but my 1TB hard drive has over 900GB free space because I have archived things to a 2TB external drive. Do you have an external drive? It's a good thing to have. I partitioned mine and have a Backup partition for Time Machine on it also.

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    Have you emptied the trash, after you deleted the files you no longer needed?
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    What were you actually purging or meaning to purge…???

    And just in case, this might interest you that I came across yesterday:
    When free space isn’t free: Purgeable storage in macOS Sierra
    https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/10/p...torage-sierra/

    and maybe even some other sites via:
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=sierra...ce&form=APMCS1
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=...B8_M8gf-m4i4CQ





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