I seem to have two photo libraries - can I delete one?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jbrown, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Both in my Pictures folder - and large. One for ' Photos ' and one from older ' iPhotos ' ( saying " migrated " ). Do I need them both? Can I delete the " iPhoto " one?

    This on my MBP running El Capitain Os.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Yes, if you are sure that the migration went as expected and you don't use iPhoto anymore.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Like T'hain Esh Kelch said, if you are sure everything migrated over to the new Photos library, you can ditch the old one. But if want to keep it, it is really not using any space like you might think. It uses "hard links" to the same images in the new library so double space is not used. Good article here about it.
     

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