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loolah
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Disk full error Reply with quote

Hi, having upgraded my HDD to a 320Gb Seagate, I copied on about 160Gb of music etc & have been happily using it for a couple of weeks. Now, I'm suddenly getting "System Disk Full" errors, and if I look at the Get Info for the disk, it alternates between 128Gb free (which I think is probably about right) and zero free space, occasionally showing other random amounts. This literally changes while I'm looking at it.

Disk Utility shows 128.8Gb free. Running a Verify reported a file being cross-linked or similar, so I rebooted from the DVD and ran a Repair, which reported there was nothing to repair. Running Verify again shows no problems.

Any suggestions would be most welcome as I'm a little baffled Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not guaranteeing the answer.

But this also happens with flash drives and thumb drives.

The problem is related to there being too many folders.

I know it might sounds strange, but try reducing the number of total folders that sit on your desktop : inside your OS-X's HDD emblem or within your user folder. Put everything that is not in a proper folder back into the location meant for it. Ie : All you personal files should sit in the user folder and within their respective sub folder catergories. aka Images : Music, Downloads etc... A little bit of tidying things up and slipping folders into folders sems to help.

I cannot explain it properly except to say that OS X's underpinnings really like a tidy enviroment from which to work their magic...

From there, the drive should work properly.

Fingers crossed.

Aqua

PS : It also occurred to me, that you might be coming up against folders that are 'locked' and that will therefore not transfer properly...

So check the status of various folders and contents to see if things are locked. This is a notorious problem with many Windows rlated files.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for that.. Am amazed, but it genuinely did work! Cleared out a whole bunch of files from my download directory, but that didn't help. Then looked in my music folder and realised iTunes had been organising my files for me and had busily creating a folder for every single artist in my collection, including the dozens of Various Artist compilation albums I have. As I have a back of the other version of everything, I deleted about 20 unnecessary folders & reorganised another 10 or so, and the drive has started to behave itself again. Will erase all of iTunes handiwork & recopy all of my music from my USB drive.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loolah wrote:
Wow, thanks for that.. Am amazed, but it genuinely did work!
Thanks again!


I am glad to hear it.

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