View Full Version : Can not get space back in OS-X 10.4.9

12th April 2007, 10:11 AM
Hello ppl, Ok here is my problem, I was down to 1.5GB free on my Macintosh HD. I backed up some movies etc and freed up what should have been 20GB. Deleted the files from the HD movie folder>> Empty the trash>> then Rebooted. I got the file Vault message about cleaning up the drive as i rebooted and clicked continue.

I still have 1.5GB free on the HD and the Movies are gone.

I have repaired permissions but no joy.

Any ideas?

12th April 2007, 10:14 AM
Your entire home directory was a file vault correct? Which means as it grew, it got bigger. Now you have removed some stuff out of your home dir, ie. movies, the file vault itself hasn't shrunk the image to account for the data being removed.

The following might help... here (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/tips/shrink_filevault_images.html)