iPhotos and Photos double storage?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ellumination, May 7, 2015.

  1. Ellumination macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2015
    #1
    Hello,

    So I'm looking in my finder and see that both iPhoto and photos are 85+ Gb. Now I'm not sure if these are fetching data from the same place or if they actually have two libraries i.e doublets of al my picture??

    Obviously I don't want this but it seemed stupid. However when I excluded iPhotos and Photos from my Time Machine backup the backup reduced in 160+ Gb indicating that they are intact separate!

    What's going on? Are they overlapping, in which case I should delete one right? or is Time Machine doing a bad job?

    Thanks
     
  2. TETENAL macrumors member

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    Nov 29, 2014
    #2
    The original images are hard linked and therefore only take up space on the drive once, regardless of what the Finder tells you.

    I am not sure whether time machine is smart enough to only backup them once though.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Phoenix, AZ
    #3
    Not true

    Please, PLEASE search before asking questions like this.

    It's been answered so, so many times.

    The answer is no, it doesn't.
     

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