Is Lion duplicating files? HUGE problem.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by diegobgr, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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.

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Its called versions.

    Didnt hear about it on Lion?
     
  3. C64
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    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?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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:
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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).
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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  9. macrumors 68020

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  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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