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Downloading - says Startup Disc Full?


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I have a 2 year old Mac, using OSX 10.7.5. Every time I try to download something or save a picture or anything, it says "Startup Disc Full". When I try to run photoshop, it says "Scratch Disc Full". I tried to switch the scratch disc to a different drive and it still wouldn't work. I don't think my startup disc is really full. I went into something - Utilities maybe? and I deleted everything that's supposed to start up. I also checked my space based on a method I found online, though I don't remember how I did it. It looked like I still had about 500 MB perhaps left, so it wasn't full. I do have a lot of videos stored but I don't think it's full. Can someone help me? I did download a video converter program and this happened shortly after so I think I got some type of malware. Thanks.
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Hi Groth,

Can you go to the top menu and click the Apple logo, then About this Mac, and finally More Info? From there you should see a Storage tab. Click on that to view your free disk space, and see what is occupying it.
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Thanks! It says I have 22.76 GB left. Is that very much? I did delete some videos prior t checking, so maybe it really was full???
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Thanks! It says I have 22.76 GB left. Is that very much? I did delete some videos prior t checking, so maybe it really was full???



22GB should be enough for a lot of things, unless you're downloading a huge program. Let me know if any issues persist.
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Thank you! I download a ton of videos.
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