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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 2, 2018
I used MacPaw’s Gemini 2 software to remove about 10k duplicate photos and videos from my Apple Photos library. All originals are in the cloud, but I enabled the setting to store all originals locally as well.

So, I downloaded all originals, ran the duplicate scan, deleted about 10k files, then after re-opening Apple Photos, it’s in the process of re-syncing with what’s in the cloud by downloading all the duplicates I just deleted.

Is there anything I can do to tell iCloud that I want it to sync with my current library as it is, instead of my library syncing with iCloud?


macrumors member
Nov 27, 2016
Lawd was hoping for a miracle cure to be had here... I'm with OP on the pain that is duplicate photos!!!
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