Photos library wants to upload again on new Mac!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Craigy Boy, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Craigy Boy macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006

    So I've got a new MacBook, restored from TimeMachine back up and I thought all was great, until I noticed that Photos app is uploading my 86gb photo library to iCloud again!

    Is there anyway to stop this and make it realise that all my photos are already in the iCloud library?

    Or do I just need to delete my actual photos on my Mac, and then download my 86gb photo library from iCloud? (surely not!)

    Any help much appreciated.

  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    Is it actually uploading and using up all your upload speed or is it just verifying? If you check Network tab in Activity Monitor, is it uploading a lot? If you leave it to run for an hour or two, how much has it uploaded and how does it compare to the number of photos?
    There is some evidence that it is just verifying that all the photos exist in iCloud.
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    It generally goes through, verifies they are duplicates, and the net result is your photos are synced properly.
  4. Craigy Boy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Thanks guys.

    It seems to be actually uploading them after looking at network activity, however my actual iCloud storage is not decreasing!

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