Confused as to why my Mac stores 2 files of all media...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mjmar, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    Whenever I import a video into iMovie or a picture into iPhoto my Mac stores two files of the same thing. However, one of the files is smaller than the other. I was wondering if it's okay to delete all of the smaller files or if they're needed for viewing purposes... Does anyone know? :confused:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They're thumbnails, which are the small previews you see in iPhoto and iMovie ... don't delete them, it will just break something.
     
  3. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    Once I have impoted to itunes, and iphoto. I delete all the other files. They are now stored in the itunes, or iphoto library. no need to have 2 files the same.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Correct.
     

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