Video taking up too much space, how to delete?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by larksmann, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. larksmann macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    I've been doing some video editing on my Macbook Pro recently. I've imported footage from an SD card to both iPhoto and iMovie, plus exported some into my documents.

    My hard drive is filling up, so I decided to delete all old footage and start using an external drive. I've deleted all the video footage from iPhoto, deleted the events in iMovie, deleted all the loose files and emptied the trash. However, in About This Mac > Storage, I'm still seeing about 50 GB of "Movies" on my drive. I don't have any video except the footage I've imported. Where is it hiding, and how do I free up that space?

    Thank you.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That info may be outdated, as it is read off of the spotlight index.

    Did your free space increase?
  3. larksmann thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    It did not. And I'm getting "start up disk almost full" notifications.

    EDIT: Fixed. Just deleting the videos from iPhoto wasn't enough - I had to "Empty iPhoto Trash" from the main menu.

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