Mysterious photos taking up storage space.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Born2run45, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Born2run45 macrumors member

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    #1
    About this mac says that photos are taking up almost 45 gigs of space but my photo library is on an external drive. I've used omni disk sweeper and it doesn't find anything. Any ideas on how i can reclaim all that storage?
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  2. funtoosh macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Do you have anything in iCloud ? may be it's synching it ?
     
  3. komatsu macrumors 6502

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  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I prefer OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space in a more easier to understand format.

    If you run it with sudo (As shown below), it will include some system files that it woud not normally have access to scan. That is a more accurate representation of what's consuming your drive.
    Code:
    sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #6
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/about-this-mac-issue.1988661/

    Looks like you are in the Sierra beta and others are having this same issue.
     

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