As you can see, I downloaded some new podcasts. :-D
Freeing my hard drive...
The other night I was checking the weather forecast on my dashboard weather widget and gave a cursory glance at my iStat Pro widget. My eyes bugged out, I blinked several times and looked again. What?? Only 8.91 GB of free hard drive space?! What happened!!!??? I had 24+ GB not that long ago. I checked iTunes to see how much space I was using. 12 GB, not bad. Pictures? Not bad there, either...But to be sure, I went ahead and removed some podcasts, burned my pictures to a DVD and removed a lot of them off of iPhoto. Now the iStat reported I had 12 GB free. Better, but something still wasn't right. I was completely puzzled as to where all my hard drive space had run off to. Those who know me well, know I'm just enough brave to be foolish. I took a peek at my hard drive to see what was there. I found a folder called previous systems. After opening it up, I found two more folders that were dated from the two times I had to archive/install my OS. I am NOT foolish enough to delete things without checking them out first, so I headed on over to the Apple Forums. I love reading the posts over at Apple Forums. I always learn something new about Macs there. The search was short and sweet, the kind I like, and it became very clear why my hard drive was so full. The previous system files needed to go. In about an hour, that's how long it took for the two files to delete, I went from 12 GB free to 40.41 GB free. Ahhhh...Much better!
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