Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Error- Mac Startup Disk is Full You Need to Delete Some Files

Are you getting the below error message on whatever operations you are trying to perform?
Error - "Your Startup Disk is full. You need to delete some files"

Although, you deleted many unwanted files from the hard drive and there is enough space out there, still you keep receiving the error message. Moreover, after certain occurrences of the problem, the system hangs infinitely and you fail to access any data from the drive. In such situations, if you do not have a valid backup of your data in the hard drive, you need to take the help of any third party software to recover Mac data.

It is needless to speak about the advanced features and robustness of Mac. Macs are so neatly designed that many users even believe up to the extent that their Mac will never go wrong. Unfortunately, the actual fact is that there are situations, when your robust Mac also goes down, making all your data in the system hard drive completely inaccessible.

There are a number of reasons which are responsible for the inaccessibility of precious data in the Mac hard drive. Among them, some of the most prominent ones include file system corruption, operating system malfunction, contradiction with newly installed hardware/software etc.

All these problems are indicated by the inaccessibility of data in the hard drive, following  some unusual error messages. In the above discussed problem, while trying to save a new file on the disk, Mac first flashes the error message - "Your Startup Disk is full. You need to delete some files". Sometimes, the error message may also seem weird as it appears, while trying to delete a file or run an application. The error message does not allow you to perform any operation, including opening, moving, deleting, copying of files. Moreover, even if you free a GB or two memory from the hard drive, the error message keep popping up.

This indicates that the problem is not with the available breathing space in your Mac hard drive, rather something related to file system. Mac provides an inbuilt utility, 'Disk Utility' to check and repair various disk errors. Here, you can connect your Mac hard drive to another working machine and run Disk Utility on the troubled hard drive. If the problem still persist, you can also try running the 'fsck' command line utility, which is meant to resolve file system related problems.

However, there are certain instances, when the Mac disk has got severely corrupted and both Disk Utility as well as FSCK utility fails to respond. In such circumstances, you can still recover your precious data by running any Mac data recovery software. These software are completely reliable and with highly interactive graphical user interfaces, quite simple in use.

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