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Size of iPhoto librairy

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Jan 29, 2013 4:09 AM

Good morning


As far as I can see I have similar problem to the one of a lot of people: iPhoto librairy is big (circa 175GB)!


I have exported all the RAW files I used to keep within the librairy and stored them in an external drive. After they were copied I have deleted them from iPhoto and emptied the waste basket in iPhoto and did the same in for the main waste basket.


The problem I am facing is the following: I cannot recovert he 60 offs GB I have spared by doing that. Indeed the iPhoto librairy went down from 175GB to 110ish but when I look at the disk utility I have kept the same empty space before and after i.e. 25GB while I would have expected it to go up to 90GB after the space has been freed.


Any explanation or further check suggested?


Thanks in advance.





Mac Book Pro 17" + iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,310 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:51 AM (in response to Pierre-Antonin)

    Have you shut down and then rebooted? That usually empties various caches and will recover the space.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,310 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to Pierre-Antonin)

    Does the Info window for your boot drive give the same free space as Disk Uiltiy? Select the boot drive on the desktop and type Command + i.



    Did you export those RAW files directly to the EHD or to the boot drive first and then copy to the EHD? If so you did remember to delete the exported files from the boot driver, right?


    Boot into Safe Mode,  Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, and check the available space there?


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