Hi, and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am excited to get started with you.The items that take up the most space on your Hard drive, are usually photos, movies and pictures. Before we check your storage amounts, what operating system are you running? To find this out, click on the apple logo in the upper left corner and choose about this mac. Read me the version number
In about this mac, click on more info
At the top you will see "Storage"
Click on storage to see which files contain the most about of data
Thats more than enough space. The progress bar is also not full correct?
Is the trash empty?
In the trash can in the bottom right corner, click on it to see if there are items inside
Lets repair your computers permission settings. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and type in disk utility. Choose Macintosh HD and select repair permissions
It is in the left hand side
You may not be in the right application. Search for disk utility
Ok do you see macintosh HD in the left column now?
At the top menu within disk utility, do you see Verify, info, burn, unmount
If you can't see it, try opening disk utility from the applications folder. Open your finder window by clicking on the face icon in the dock, Choose applications<Utilities< disk utility
Where do you see that
Is disk utility open or not?
Did you already hit repair permissions?
at the bottom
Click on the application window that you opened and then look at the top menu bar. What name does it say next to the apple logo?
This is what should be open
Close that window and open finder
Is finder window open???
In the left column, click on the applications folder
open the utilities folder
Disk utility's icon has a stethoscope on the hard drive as its icon
Ok, do you now see macintosh HD in the left column?
Click on first aid. You should see a mini menu bar
Can you take a screen shot of your application and attach it. Press Command+Shift+ 3
Oh ok. Does the top menu bar at least say disk utility?
Can you double click on the picture that says disk utility
Ok now select Macintosh HD and choose repair permissions
Ok, while that is working, can you look below the progress bar and confim the available storage size
You defiantly have a lot of permission issues, but it will not take 2 hours :)
No thats it. Now you will need to restart your computer while resetting the PRAM
Ha ha dont worry, I will walk you through
Before you we do that, do you ge the warning when your computer starts up>
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Ok, in disk utility, can you go ahead and select repair disk. Your computer will be sluggish during this time which is normal
No you will choose Repair disk on the opposite side
Click verify disk. We need to confirm that your HD is ok incase your operating system needs to be re-installed
Ok. Let me know when it says Macintosh HD is ok
Ok now reset your PRAM. This will require you to restart your computer.
1.Shut down the computer.
2.Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
3.Turn on the computer.
4.Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. Let computer chime 4 times
5.Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound four time.s
6.Release the keys.
Before we can determine if your operating system needs to be re-installed, we need to check for updates and wait some time to see if it pops back up again
Click on the apple logo in the upper left corner and choose software updates
Ok good. How long does it normally take for the warning message to pop up?
Ok, lets give it another 5-10 mins. You can continue to surf and do your normal task. I will stand by
How is it going so far?
Yes, repairing your systems permissions re-assigned permissions to the things that you have done in the past without a problem. It repairs inconsistant files and data.
Reseting your computers PRAM resets the functional issues on your computer
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