Question: Inconsistent number of files when backing up via Photos
Hi everyone, hoping someone can shed some light on this for me.
I have around 8000 photos on my iphone that I want to back up to an external hard drive. They are backed up on icloud but I want a non-cloud copy of the originals.
I've learned that you can't back up directly from icloud or iphone to an external drive, and it has to go via my mac.
I don't have the capacity on my macbook to back them all up in one go, so I decided to do it in batches.
The first batch had 4182 files.
But the import final figure was 4155.
I went ahead and moved these over to my external drive.
During the process, the dial in Photos said 'xx of 4182' so I figured it had righted itself.
But now it's complete, the number of files in the folder on the hard drive (empty before) is 4337!
I have no clue why this would happen, or how I can be sure that the 4182 pictures I originally asked to be backed up, were backed up, or what the extra 150 photos are (or even if they 'are'...)
I have removed tons of stuff from my macbook in an attempt to do it all in one go, but each time I remove stuff and lauch photos, the amount of space it says it requires to complete the action increases, and I just can't find that much stuff to remove anymore!
Can anyone help?
MacBook, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)