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MDworker goes haywire - SSD fills up.
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Snow-i
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Jun 8, 2012, 12:13 AM
 
So I left my Macbook Air by itself for about 4 hours.

When i came back I had warnings that I was out of free space on my disk (less than 10 megs left).

I only have 70gb of stuff on my 128gb SSD, as of this morning.

I fired up Activity Monitor and it showed constant writes of 50mb/s and MDworker using 80-100% of processors. Restarting the system calmed MDworker down, but my SSD is still full. Says I have 5 gigs left...but I had 30 this morning.

Anyone know of where to look for where all my space went? Ideas? Programs that will tell me? I'm sure its a log file somewhere but I can't find it.

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Snow-i  (op)
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Jun 8, 2012, 12:16 AM
 
I take it back. Even after a restart its still happening!!!! I'm watching the space dwindle after clearing 5 gigs of old files...

help!
     
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Jun 8, 2012, 12:23 AM
 
Have you looked at Console for pertinent errors?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Jun 8, 2012, 01:57 AM
 
Restart in Safe mode, hold Shift during boot, see what happens.
     
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