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donny31
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Mar 25, 2006, 10:24 AM
 
I have a G4 Powerbook with 60gb HD. It states that I only have a 5 gbs left and when I run a HD sweep with disk omnisweeper, it states that I have 30 gbs free? I have searched and cant find where the extra stuff is hiding. Any suggetions on how to thoroughly clean the HD would be greatly appreciated.
     
donny31  (op)
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Mar 25, 2006, 04:01 PM
 
anyone --please -I really cant find out where the clutter is. Please help. I have emptied the trash, temp, cache, etc --where else?
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 04:24 PM
 
there is a program on versiontracker....its free and called whatsize. I've used it to show hidden files that were HUGE! good luck
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 07:55 PM
 
I tried that program and got the same result --here is a screen shot of it. Notice that the capacity of the HD does not add up with the usage on the right? Am i missing something?

     
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Mar 25, 2006, 09:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by donny31
I tried that program and got the same result --here is a screen shot of it. Notice that the capacity of the HD does not add up with the usage on the right? Am i missing something?


What programs are running? Is something using a lot of virtual memory? Photoshop......
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 09:46 PM
 
here is the link to the photo:

http://homepage.mac.com/donatelloa/M...toAlbum55.html

I have virtual PC installed --could that be it?
     
   
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