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

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    Hello,

    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?

    Thoughts?

    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 68000

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

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    i dont have icloud library on at all though
     

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