5Gb of photos?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by vjicecool, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    Hey folks

    I have a question, I recently migrated from MBA to MBP
    so i did use the migration assistant to move data from MBA to MBP.

    When i first had my pro few days ago i had no pics in it, till now i am not storing any pic in it.

    so when i got to overview ( about this mac), i am seeing 5gb of photos
    how do i delete them?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That storage readout is notoriously inaccurate and I would just ignore it.

    If you run the command below in Terminal to reindex Spotlight it will fix it for a while, but it always seems to drift again. Give the reindex 30-40 minutes or so to complete.

    sudo mdutil -E /
    Also, even a Mac that you have not stored one photo will show some storage used for photos there because it includes all the little images that are part of the OS.

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