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Full Memory My imac says my startup disc is full and my mail directory is full.  Only I don't think it should be.  I would say I have the usual amount of applications, about 6,000 pictures and 5,000 songs.  I read somewhere that a mac should hold about 200,000 pictures.  But my 150Gig is full. How can I find out what is stealing all my memory.  And is there some regular maintenance that needs to be done?  After a repair once the guy told me to do something on a regular basis and I didn't write it down.  It was to keep your computer "clean" and un-jumbled in addition to the start up cleaning.

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There are 2 ways you can fix this.

1. Upon Startup, hold "apple" key, option key, "P" and "R"
Hold them until you hear it chime 3 times then release. This will reset the parameters, and do the apple version of a defrag, only takes about 5 mins though.

2. Start up and hold "shfit" key. Hold until apple logo and spinning wheel show up, then release. It will perform a mini "permission repair" Once Mac has booted up fully. Restart.

This should solve your problems.

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