Where has all the discspace gone – UPDATE

Well, I haven’t been able BEFORE to fully explain where the disc space on the MBP (MacBook Pro) hard disc went, but I think I now have an explanation for MOST of it – iPhoto! I suppose I should have been aware that iPhoto, as well as Aperture, does not delete images when you delete them (!), but moves them to a deleted area in iPhoto! Personally I would expect them to go to the OS X trash can, but I was aware that did not happen with Aperture, and evidently not with iPhoto as well. You have to select the trash, delete from there, and then subsequently the OSX Trashcan – well, belt and braces, string, and hands to hold things up, but personally I find this ***WAY*** over the top.

I DON’T use iPhoto deliberately (Lightroom or Aperture are my preferred choice) EXCEPT that it seems the default/only way I can deal with removing images from my iPhone/iPad.

So, I removed the iPhoto trash, gained about 10G, then found some other images which were in iPhoto that I did NOT want there (not really sure how they got there), and got rid of those too. I now have around 30G extra storage available. I guess I should see if there is anything else that has somehow got into iPhoto which is really irrelevant!

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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