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understand data written to hd

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os x 10.4


Intel Core 2 Duo

2.16 GHz

1 GB


my mac was getting really slow so i wiped and reloaded the hd. it was zippy for a couple hours, then started bogging down again. i saw huge amounts of data being written to the hd when i wasn't using my computer, 10+ GB over a couple days i was only checking email. how can i find out what program is writing to my hd?


thanks in advance for your help.

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A: What is your email client?

B: Press Command (alt) I to see the sizes of folders. Check your home folder. If the extra stuff is in there, check Users>Your Shortname>Library folder. If not then check the Library folder and the System folder.

C: Is your system updating itself?

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