Something is gobbling up my Mac harddrive space

I keep getting message my Mac HD harddrive is full.
I delete files and free up gigabytes, then I start using the Mac and very shortly I have no free space again.
I finally got an external drive and moved lots over and deleted lots of files.
Next day I don't have that freed up space again.

What could be gobbling up my harddrive space?

It's messes up everything I go to do like downloading email attachments, running software. It's horrible and I can't figure out what's going on.

Any ideas? Is it a virus or something?
Thanks
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  1. Virus? That's my best guess. Either that or the hard drive is failing.
  2. Without knowing what build of OS X (or anything else about the machine...) all I can suggest is try installing and running Onyx.
  3. its not creating incremental backups and using space that way?
  4. I think I found it. I believe it was MAIL. I had not downloaded emails to computer for about a year and just started to do so because my Yahoo account wouldn't allow me to open attachments cause HD drive was too full. So although I was deleting lots of large files, the more room I made the more emails loaded in. I think I am okay now. Thank you all for your responses.

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    Peebles137 said:
    I keep getting message my Mac HD harddrive is full.
    I delete files and free up gigabytes, then I start using the Mac and very shortly I have no free space again.
    I finally got an external drive and moved lots over and deleted lots of files.
    Next day I don't have that freed up space again.

    What could be gobbling up my harddrive space?

    It's messes up everything I go to do like downloading email attachments, running software. It's horrible and I can't figure out what's going on.

    Any ideas? Is it a virus or something?
    Thanks
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