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Startup disk is full

My MacBook Pro has 92.84 GB capacity. I get messages that the startup disk is full even though i am not using heavy graphic files or creating graphic design in InDesign. I transferred about 5.2 GB of files to an external hard drive (again), regularly reset Safari but wonder how my hard drive is getting so full?

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Thanks to Mayer and Casey. I now have a new hard drive but my MacBook Pro RAM tops out at 2GB. I am looking for a good deal on a newer MacBook Pro with non-glare screen. Any tips for sources?

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Programs such as InDesign require about 10% free hard drive space regardless of size. This 10% serves as a "scratch disk" While the CPU processes the image. Downloaded movies and images will take up a lot of space and music can do the same.

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Thanks! I have transferred movie files, photos and my iTunes to an external hard drive. Yet something keeps eating up my hard drive space. This all began when i took my laptop into the Apple store for a new battery and a keyboard problem. Somehow they made a copy of my system and never removed it. Although i removed the duplicate and freed up my hard drive, it has never had the free space it had before. I wonder what else could be taking up the space?

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I use a program called TechTools Pro to defragment and optimizing hard drives. This gives you a lot more continuous free hard drive space. What is the status of your drive now that you have done the moves? Did you empty the trash?

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You now have about 5% free hard drive space. See if you can get it to 10%.

http://www.micromat.com/techtoolpro?gcli...

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My hard drive now has 5.5 GB of free space. The trash is emptied. I have used tools like TechTools but only on Windows machines. Do these tools work for MacBook Pro laptops?

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Thanks Mayer. Getting another 5 GB of space clear will be tough as i don't know what's taking up so much space. However i am told that my MacBook Pro hard drive has lasted beyond what's usual for the early models and that i might need a new hard drive (in addition to cleaning out hidden files). Others tell me that it's time to upgrade to the newer models. Any thoughts on that?

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You should always dedicate a partition to "swap" on your computer. Swap should always be about twice as large as your RAM amount.

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