Mac No HD space or but there is error

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  1. Pagi

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    Hi, go to About this Mac > click on the Storage tab and it says my HD has 614mb free

    So, I go to save a tiny textedit document and it says I can't as the HD is OUT OF SPACE

    So, I go to delete TEAM FOTRESS 2 which is a 20+ gb Steam game, it uninstalls and nothing changes at all under storage, it still says 614mb free space and I still can't save a tiny textedit file onto my HD.

    So, I deleted many Safari tabs that were open, just incase, as was getting application memory errors too, but nothing changed, still same no space errors.

    I can't even delete applications off the HD, as when I try it just says I can't as the disc is full, well yeah that's why I'm deleting them!!??

    This all doesn’t make any sense at all and it infuriating. please can someone help me free up space and to be able to save things to my hard drive again?
     
  2. MacrosTheBlack

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    Have you emptied the trash?
     
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    Also from Finder look at your Downloads folder and see if it’s full of things from the past you didn’t realise saved there. If that’s the case delete all the stuff you don’t want and again empty trash.
     
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    You could have an OSX update downloaded in the /Applications folder. That could burn-up ~5GB. From the Apple icon, use About This Mac, select Storage then Manage. There could well be a load of stuff there that you could purge. I got rid of the GarageBand stuff and released a chunk of disk space, for example. Also poke around in the system's console logs. There may be something going on.

    Clem
     
  5. Pagi

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    Sorted it cheers
     
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    Glad you sorted it. What needed doing? Might help others who search and find this thread.
     

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