Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Replaced HDD but still getting disk full warning

I successfully replaced my iMac's HD (250GB => 2TB).

Followed all recommendations and had my computer back running from last TimeMachine backup (Mac OS X Lion).

Unfortunately, I am now getting "Disk Full" warning at all times. This didn't happen at first.

Tried Disk Repair, which doesn't find anything to repair.

Any leads?

Cheers,

Joel

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You, if you're doing lots of video, audio or photo files, some application, or someone, could be writing information to your disk.

In Finder click on the HD image and do Command-I (OR right click select get info) it may take a minute but you should see in the popup window that opens just above the label boxes Capacity:XXX, Available:XXX and Used:xxx

If the drive is indeed full or near full you must determine where the space is going. If it's not full you have a different issue.

From Finder in List View, go to Menu->View-> Show View Options and click "calculate all sizes" (this will take a while) ''and then click the sort by size column so that it will list the largest folder first. What is that folder?

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Hi there! Thanks a lot for your answer. I found a few hours ago that I had an .mbox file from Mail app that was 1.7TB large, almost the size of my new disk (2TB). I have no clue how this happened. I just deleted that file (rm -rf Messages.mbox) since all my emails were archived in GMAIL anyway, and I am good now.

I had tried almost every tool available to detect this kind of file: OmniSweeper and DaisyDisk but none would be able to calculate the correct sizes in folders (??). They never pointed to that file. I finally used this command: du -Psckx * | sort -nr

Started on the root folder, and all the way into the folder showing 1.7TB to find out that 1.7TB Messages.mbox file from Mail.

Voila,

Joel

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