"About this mac" not showing correct Storage usage

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by TheJackal, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. TheJackal macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I've recently restored a TM backup of my old Macbook Pro to my new rMBP which contains about 120GB worth of photos in my Photos Library but the Storage section of my "About my Mac" section reports only a few gigabytes of photos and lists most of the data as "Other":


    I've tried disabling and re-enabling Spotlight indexing through System Preferences or even via command line shell with "sudo mdutil -E /" but it always goes back to the same.

    All other counts (like Audio, Apps and Movies) are ok but Photos seems to be counting as"Other".

    OSX 10.11.6

    Late 2013 rMBP with 512GB SSD.

    Any ideas?
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    When you do a right+click on your photo album and then click "Get Info", what size does it show?
  3. TheJackal thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2008
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just ignore it. That storage readout in Yosemite and El Capitan is completely screwed up. I have about a 9GB Photos library and mine shows 1.45GB in that storage pane.

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