Legacy data in Photos library

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by malko, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. malko macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2014
    After importing my Aperture library into Photos, I notice there are now what appears to be some legacy files and folders in the Photos library file structure – viewable in Finder when showing package content for Photos Library.

    Biggest is the folder "iMovie-Thumbnails" which weighs almost 3 GB and consists of a lot of heavily compressed video clips, mostly from movies that I have deleted long ago. The clips are not visible in the Photos app so what's the point?

    There's also the folder "Aperture.aplib" and the files "ApertureData" and "iPhotoLock.data". What's this? Can I remove any of it?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Check out this web site: http://archive.bagelturf.com/aparticles/library/index.php

    The fellow has deconstructed much of the library structure.

    I would think you could delete the iMovie thumbnails; try it if you have a good backup. Maybe run the database repair option if that exists in Photos.

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