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Lately, my Mac OS X Yosemite has been having this weird issue where my startup disk keeps getting consumed by an unknown source.

Every time I restart my computer, the disk space would come back (let's say 3 GBs), only to be mysteriously eaten again until I have little to 0 disk space again (<200 MB).

What I've tried:

  1. Using DiskSpaceX to check out what's eating my disk space and deleting the unnecessary files/folder

  2. Buying CleanMyMac3 and cleaning the space. I would reclaim some space, but only to be mysteriously eaten again after an hour or two.

I'm at my wit's end in this issue, and am interested in maybe some software, culprit, or explanation that would show me what's continually eating my disk space.

  • Did you try disabling local time machine backups? – William T Froggard Jan 20 '16 at 20:02
  • @WilliamTFroggard disabling what? – theGreenCabbage Jan 20 '16 at 20:02
  • @WilliamTFroggard Time Machine isn't on unfortunately – theGreenCabbage Jan 20 '16 at 20:03
  • BTW, 3GB of space on a drive is already critical. 10% free ought to be considered absolute minimum, better 15%. – Tetsujin Jan 20 '16 at 20:05
  • @Tetsujin I know :( – theGreenCabbage Jan 20 '16 at 20:05

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