Photo library doubled in size after Time Machine restore

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by britabroad, Jul 7, 2017.

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  1. britabroad macrumors member

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    I've been going through multiple issues with iCloud Photo Library (some advice: don't ever use it) and as part of the solution I had to restore my photo library on my iMac from a Time Machine backup. That part worked, and the images are all there to see in the Photos application, but when I look at the Photo Library file in the Finder, it's now (almost exactly) double the size of the original library. iCloud Photo Library is turned off, none of the images are duplicated, the number of listed items in the application is the same as before the restore, but that file has gone from 30GB to 60GB. Any ideas?
     
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  3. britabroad thread starter macrumors member

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    they literally have no idea.
     
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    This happened to me last year because I didn't realize that when I deleted photos, they stayed in the "deleted" folder. It didn't exactly double, but close to. Once I deleted the deleted folder, the size went down by 15GB for me. May not be related but thought I'd chime in in hopes it may work.
     
  5. britabroad thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the feedback. alas, deleted photos album is empty. what's even weirder, is that when i'm uploading my library to iCloud photo library, it shows that i'm uploading the correct amount of GBs. but in the finder, it shows double that.
     

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