Trouble deleting photos and video from Photos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stevo4, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. stevo4 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2016
    I'm using a 2011 MacBook Air with 128 gb sad, and I wanted to clear up some photos and videos from a few years back.
    Having found them through Photos, exported the videos as 720p video files onto an external hard drive and deleted them from photos (and from the recently deleted - so I got the message they were gone for good), I didn't seem to gain much space, if any. When I checked through the finder, in the iPhoto library (through pictures, and "show package contents"), many of the videos are still there, and taking up a lot of space.
    Can anyone give me a clue as to why they're still there?
    When I checked with the app Omnidisksweeper, in my Library I found a directory called which seems to have almost 6gb of data in it.
    I don't want to manually delete anything I shouldn't be touching.

    Thanks for your help !
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

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