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slattery69

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first off this isn't a huge problem more curiosity. when i open about this mac it shows ive 373mb of photos and 42mb of movies.
oddly in my user folder i dont have any pics or movies as i have a second HDD in place of the optical drive and keep all my pics and movies on that.

to satisfy my curiosity anyone know what these files could be or how i can find out . thanks in advance
 
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You could use the built-in search to search for music and movies/video files.
Go to Finder, press CMD+F (and add a search criteria via the little plus button on the top right), then under Kind select "image" or "movie".
 

GGJstudios

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first off this isn't a huge problem more curiosity. when i open about this mac it shows ive 373mb of photos and 42mb of movies.
oddly in my user folder i dont have any pics or movies as i have a second HDD in place of the optical drive and keep all my pics and movies on that.

to satisfy my curiosity anyone know what these files could be or how i can find out . thanks in advance
Photos and movies can include any image or video files on your computer, including those that come bundled with Mac OS X and other apps.
 

heisenberg123

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first off this isn't a huge problem more curiosity. when i open about this mac it shows ive 373mb of photos and 42mb of movies.
oddly in my user folder i dont have any pics or movies as i have a second HDD in place of the optical drive and keep all my pics and movies on that.

to satisfy my curiosity anyone know what these files could be or how i can find out . thanks in advance
not sure but maybe the destop images? maybe there is a sample movie of some kind built into the OS aswell not sure 100% but those are my 2 guesses since they are so small in size
 

iTattoo

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first off this isn't a huge problem more curiosity. when i open about this mac it shows ive 373mb of photos and 42mb of movies.
oddly in my user folder i dont have any pics or movies as i have a second HDD in place of the optical drive and keep all my pics and movies on that.

to satisfy my curiosity anyone know what these files could be or how i can find out . thanks in advance
I just wiped the drive on an old Mac Mini I am going to sell, and those numbers look like the same as what I got (OSX 10.7.2). It's just the standard stuff that comes bundled with the OS.
 

slattery69

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thanks all did a finder search as suggested and my curiosity is satisfied , loads of clip art from office popped up as did images from apps as you all suggested.
Didnt find the movie but ill guess its probably a garageband lesson. thanks for the replies
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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thanks all did a finder search as suggested and my curiosity is satisfied , loads of clip art from office popped up as did images from apps as you all suggested.
Didnt find the movie but ill guess its probably a garageband lesson. thanks for the replies
Glad you got it worked out!
 

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