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iphoto library  vs.ipod cache

269 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 7:26 AM by Terence Devlin RSS
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Nov 17, 2012 7:09 AM

So I have an iphoto library on my older imac that is something like 330GB - way too big for the number of photos I have on it.  When I transferred over to my new imac it showed something like 100GB which still seems big but obviously far better.  Looking at my old iphoto library when I i look at the space the ipod photo cache shows up as 234 GB!  The masters file shows like 80GB.  What is the ipod photo cache and do I need it?  It obviously did not transfer over to the new machine.


Most of the extra space seems to be PhotoDatabaseReservex.tmp files.  But there are more recent ones labeled f1 - f50 each about 1GB.




iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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