About this mac issue

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by satinsilverem2, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

    satinsilverem2

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    Since the beginning of the beta I've been having this bug where in About this Mac my main drive is reporting almost 200GB of photos even though my photo library is on anther drive. Is this a known bug or something to do with iCloud Photo library. The drive free space is correct its just the bar thats out of wack. Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 10.19.02 AM.png
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 68040

    Feenician

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    Did you by any chance create a shortcut for the photos library that's on an external drive back into your Pictures folder on the internal drive?
     
  3. satinsilverem2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    satinsilverem2

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    No theres no shortcuts and the internal pictures folder is empty
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Yep. I have my pics on a jetdrive lite SD card but had a shortcut and saw the same type of issue you see in the storage screen. I just deleted the shortcut though (and waited for a few mins for Spotlight to kick in) and I still see the same figure.

    Seems like a bug/oddity in the spotlight figures in Sierra. If I have time later I'll report it.
     

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