Monday, June 8, 2015

Clean up disk spaces on Mac OSX

Except for clear system caches and temp folders, usually iPhoto Library.photolibrary takes lots of spaces. When you connect your iPhone/iPad to Macbook, it will import movies and photos through iPhoto.

I usually delete "Original Files" after creating album, or backing up to my USB drive. However, there are two folders need to clean up too except ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Masters

These two folders are:
~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Previews
~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Thumbnails

They are mapping to /Masters folder when import photos. If Master was deleted, we should also delete them. If you use iPhoto to delete, it should delete the Previews/Thumbnails too. But if you open Finder to delete Master files, remember to delete Previews/Thumbnails.

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