delete old iPhoto library?

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  1. tiiim macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    After migrating across to Photos can we delete the old iPhoto library? Just I have chose the option to optimise space but not sure how long that takes to start and would like to reclaim some space.

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    Might have found answer. think its a no.:)
     
  2. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I was under the impression it's not taking up space just renamed. But I'm pretty lost right now with IPL vs iPhoto's
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes you can. The files will still be there and point to the new Photos library instead of the iPhoto library. Read this article about how OS X uses hard links to accomplish this.
     
  4. tiiim thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks that's great.
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Previously I had one file under pictures called iPhotolibrary of 36Gig. Now I have a file called Iphotolibrary.migratedphotolibrary of 36Gig as well as another called photolibrary.photolibrary of 37gig. How does that fit with not duplicating the files. Should I just delete iphotolibrary.migratedphtolibrary.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, those are all hard linked to the original files.
     

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