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diegobgr
Jul 27, 2011, 02:42 PM
Hi.

The one of the left is the original folder on my external HD, the one on the right is the same copied to Mackintosh HD.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/5981848523_033400fc78_z.jpg

The folder in the Mackintosh HD has started growing in amount of files. But I haven't been doing anything, just open some files with Quick Preview and some retouches with Aperture.

In Snow Leopard, this didn't happen. I'm 100% sure.

What happens here?



Sensamic
Jul 27, 2011, 02:54 PM
Its called versions.

Didnt hear about it on Lion?

C64
Jul 27, 2011, 03:02 PM
Its called versions.

Didnt hear about it on Lion?

Versions are kept in the same file. That's the whole idea of versions in Lion. Didn't you hear about it?

It's possible though that Aperture doesn't support this, and still makes duplicates to keep a copy of the original when you're changing something?

diegobgr
Jul 27, 2011, 03:18 PM
Versions are kept in the same file. That's the whole idea of versions in Lion. Didn't you hear about it?

It's possible though that Aperture doesn't support this, and still makes duplicates to keep a copy of the original when you're changing something?

Maybe, but I haven't changed as files as increased. It's very mysterious. I'm thinking about making a clean OS install from USB and forget about updates.

admanimal
Jul 27, 2011, 03:20 PM
I don't believe Aperture supports versions yet, but it definitely has always created additional files when you edit things. It likely has nothing to do with Lion...you've just never noticed it before.

diegobgr
Jul 27, 2011, 03:29 PM
It likely has nothing to do with Lion...you've just never noticed it before.

It didn't happen before, I know.

Because I use to backup and it stores exactly the number of photos that I had. It always match until Lion.:confused:

Mascots
Jul 27, 2011, 03:43 PM
It's fine...
I believe this is a bug in Finder (or the newer features), that causes it to pick up resource forks that are normally hidden from you. Lion builds more of these to manage the newer features even if you don't open or change them (like someone said before, Versions).

Quad5Ny
Jul 27, 2011, 04:48 PM
It's probably .DS_Store files getting created as you browse through the folders.

Lion saves versions in a protected folder (DocumentRevisions-V100) in the root of the drive. It does not save the versions directly inside the file.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4485/back-to-the-mac-os-x-107-lion-review/7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.DS_Store

Sensamic
Jul 27, 2011, 04:54 PM
So if I delete that folder Ill get rid of every version?

Interesting...

EDIT: Just found a way to delete ALL versions of a specific file:

http://www.applesfera.com/mac-os/os-x-lion-elimina-las-versiones-de-un-archivo-para-siempre

Great news!!

Quad5Ny
Jul 27, 2011, 05:26 PM
So if I delete that folder Ill get rid of every version?

Interesting...

EDIT: Just found a way to delete ALL versions of a specific file:

http://www.applesfera.com/mac-os/os-x-lion-elimina-las-versiones-de-un-archivo-para-siempre

Great news!!

If you manually delete that folder there is chance it would break versions.

I did not know about holding down the ALT key. Thank you for posting that link. :)

diegobgr
Jul 27, 2011, 07:02 PM
I bring fresh news.

I have just turned on the computer and it says 14.125 files. As always. Duplicated files are out at this moment.