Deleting Photos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sachman, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. sachman macrumors member

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    Jul 30, 2010
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    So I am trying to clear some HD space. I have 300Gb of photos.
    I have just deleted about 5GB worth but my available space didn't change after I emptied the photos app trash. Normal trash can is also empty

    I deleted from the library not an album

    ANy ideas?
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    Apr 23, 2010
    #2
    Use something like Disk Inventory X (free) to get an idea of where the large file are.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #3
    Download the small, free utility called DiskWave:
    https://diskwave.barthe.ph

    Then, open it.
    You'll see what to do next.

    TIP: Go to preferences and set normally invisible files to be visible.
     
  4. sachman thread starter macrumors member

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    Jul 30, 2010
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    I can see where my files are using the macs own calculations via 'about this mac'
    Most of them are in photos - but when I delete them they don't go away
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #5
    "when I delete them they don't go away"

    Are you using iCloud, by any chance?
    If so, could that have something to do with it...?
     

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