iMovie just ate 4Gb after i started it for the first time. wtf?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
fired it up for the first time to take a look at it.

it told me that it needed to create some kind of miniatures of my iPhoto clips. (this would take a couple of minutes...)

i said "ok".

after 2 hours i get a warning that i'm running low on HD pace (200Mb left). i had more than 4Gb before.

i abort iMovie.

now i don't have any harddrive space left.

and i don't have any miniatures.



how can i reclaim my space back?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    wtf? I've never seen that happen



    sounds like it was doing creating thumbnails for drag-n-drop functionality between the different iLife apps. Then it ran out of hard drive space...
  • Reply 2 of 3
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,200moderator
    Use this program to find out where all your space went:



    http://www.id-design.com/software/whatsize/



    It's probably in some temp folder somewhere.



    It seems odd that it would generate thumbnails like that when the Finder manages perfectly well at dynamically creating thumbnails very quickly on even large high res image sets and uses little to no space.
  • Reply 3 of 3
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    Originally Posted by bryan.fury View Post


    fired it up for the first time to take a look at it.

    it told me that it needed to create some kind of miniatures of my iPhoto clips. (this would take a couple of minutes...)

    i said "ok".

    after 2 hours i get a warning that i'm running low on HD pace (200Mb left). i had more than 4Gb before.

    i abort iMovie.

    now i don't have any harddrive space left.

    and i don't have any miniatures.



    how can i reclaim my space back?



    I had the same problem with another program, a while ago. I think it's a blocked cachefile or something. I used Onyx (freeware) to fix the problem.

    After a restart, it was gone.
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