Photos App - Storage Hog

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Wackery, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Wackery, Oct 10, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016

    Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015

    I have the photos app set to reference a library on a storage drive instead of locally (bought the 128 gig macbook air...) to save space on my actual mac. But when I check the storage tab in about my mac, locally photos is still using 20 gigs of space. Does anyone know how to get rid of that?


    Update: hmm, when i unplug my drive it says the 20 gigs is actually system files. Maybe this is some kind of glitch with how macos sierra categorizes space.
  2. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

    Jan 28, 2009
    There's an option in preferences to "keep originals on Mac" if using iCloud library, check that?
  3. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    i dont have icloud library on at all though

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