Help me!!!! Really super duper important guys!!!

  • RollDontWalk

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    Oct 24, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidYou guys are no help at all!!!

    Download an app called "Grand Perspective". It will show you visually what is taking up all the space on your disk. Start looking at the big blobs.

    You can thank me later icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    Go to an Apple store. The joy of owning a Mac. Free help!
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Download MacKeeper 2012 -(need to buy it though - not free)

    It will -

    (1) Clean Binarries Cutter - unneeded parts of applications
    (2) Cache Cleaner - removes system and user cache files
    (3) Languages Cutter - removes unused languages from applications no longer being used.

    (4) Log cleaner

    I have it and its amazing the amount that it disposes and cleans the hardrive.
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    BornJuly4th saidGo to an Apple store. The joy of owning a Mac. Free help!


    Really? Just bring my laptop in and axe for help???? Hmmmmm....why didn't I know this before?


    That's what I get for talking to these poor people!!! pffft!!!
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Night_Owl saidOr you can defragment your drives and see if that gives you any extra space.

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    Oct 25, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    How can I save this post, to show all of my friends who ridicule me for having a PC that an Mac is not as perfect as they paid for?
  • RollDontWalk

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Really? Just bring my laptop in and axe for help???? Hmmmmm....why didn't I know this before?


    That's what I get for talking to these poor people!!! pffft!!!

    Just clean up the files yourself, it's not hard.

    If you take it to an Apple store they'll tell you to do the same, or try to sell you another hard drive. It's not their job to manage your files.
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    xrichx saidBuy a bigger hard drive.


    Move stuff to an external hard drive, esp stuff you don't use on day to day basis.
  • FredMG

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    Oct 28, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI keep getting a message saying my start up disk is almost full and I cannot update my Mac because there is not enough free space. I have already emptied the trash and uninstalled a few usless programs but there is still not enough room. What else can I do to fee up space?


    OK, so the first thing to know is that if you don't install the update the world wont end. So the software update is Important but not critical

    So first of all I suggest:
    - getting a pack of writeable DVDRs / CDRs
    - look through your Documents Folder and see what you:
    1. Don't Need.
    2. Don't Use on a regular basis.

    Delete all the stuff you Don't Need for work, school or whatever (we're talking cat videos, goofy pictures you copied from face book and are just sitting on your computer). Delete it, empty the trash.

    The stuff you don't use, like say notes from last years college classes, copy to the CDRs /DVDRs, and make two copies, one to keep, one to use.

    Use the Apple Back up program, for backing up your iTunes and iPhoto

    Then delete all the files (word, pages, .jpg's) that you don't need or that you've copied to CD.

    Now the "bad" news: what the Apple store won't tell you is that Macs (like any computer, Windows or linux based) run best when HALF to TWO THIRDS of their disk space is empty.

    A really good piece of advise that was posted was to get an external hard drive. After you've gotten past the initial problem of getting the update in and thinking about what you can delete, and keep. then go buy a USB hard drive for back ups (I recommended the CD/DVD solution because that's cheaper).

    There's all kinds of other stuff that you can do to "keep your Mac happy" but that can come later.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers, Fred

    (a Retired Navy computer guy, who's helped all kinds of Sailors and Marines with their Windows and Mac problems)
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    He hasn't responded since last week. I think he just ended up buying a new Mac. icon_lol.gif