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How can I verify that my Photos and iPhoto library are hard linking to the same disk data?

So I've discovered Apple's mystical implementation of hard linking with the new Photos app library and the old iPhoto library. Although Finder reports that both take up a significant and similar ...
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Is there a maximum number of files supported/recommended in Photos.app?

With the new OS X Photos app released in OS X 10.10.3, is there a hard limit to the maximum number of files (either photos or videos) that the app will support? Or is there a limit to the maximum size ...
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What the “Other” Storage Space is in Mac OS X?

What exactly is included in the Other (blue one) part of the Storage space on my Mac? What could take 31.2 GB?
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Iphone 8.3 Other Storage 89gb

Upgrade to 8.3 at the time of backup I had 1.2gb of used Other Data. Hooked up the watch, used it over the weekend and now up to 89gb of Other Data. Turned off the Watch, and restarted the phone but ...
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In the new photos app, how can photos be deleted from device independent of import time?

I go to photos app. I DO NOT select "Delete after import" (for the purpose of seeing if it mattered). I import photos from iphone. Now I havent found an obvious way to go back and delete all of the ...
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iPhone 5S storage problems

On my iPhone 5S, I deleted all but a few of my apps so I would have enough storage to update my device. When it finally updated, it tells me I have 0 bytes available so I can't download my apps again. ...
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Does migrating to Apple's new Photos app actually double my storage requirements?

I was using Disk Inventory X to visualize my hard drive storage and help me find some extra space. It appears that iPhoto Library takes 52.0 GB and Photos Library takes 49.4 GB. Is this a known ...
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What's using up my iPhone space and how to clear it?

I've taken a look at my "Usage" stats and it reads as such: Used 7.3GB Available 4.7GB And when I go into Manage Storage, I add up all the app's MB usage and it totals: 4.48 GB So where is my ~2.9 ...
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Deleted all photos/apps on iPhone 4s but settings shows 3.1 GB of photo storage used

I am trying to get the iOS 8.3 update on my iPhone 4s and I have deleted all my apps and photos including the recently deleted. I then went to my settings and my non-existent 'photos' are taking up ...
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Using my own server instead of iCloud

I am currently paying like a dollar a month for 20 GB iCloud storage, but I am just now building a new computer and am hoping to install an Amahi server on it so that I can have my own 'Dropbox' type ...
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I have photos on my phone that I can't delete

My photos are taking up 5 GB on my phone and I only have about 100 of them. I do have a bunch of ghost photos that I can't delete though. They are from my old phone which is not an apple product and I ...
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Do iTunes rented movies count towards usage count in iPad/iOS?

I cannot seem to account for about 15-20GB of space in my iPad. I've been trying to track down what I thought was misplaced 4K airdropped files from a GoPro, but I just realized I have about 6 movies ...
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iOS available space doesn't add up

Am I going mental, or does the number in the following image make no sense at all? my top 10 apps seem to account for barely ~15GB, so why is my used space so high? Edit So, I'm calling this a ...
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I have removed all mail accounts from my iPhone and reset it. What's using storage?

I have deleted all my e-mail accounts from Mail from the iPhone -- iCloud, my work account, etc., and have reset the phone (powering off and then back on) a couple of times. In ...
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How to fix iPhone 5S reporting excessive space used for Photo Library?

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.1.3. I have removed all photos from the phone (i.e. the Camera Roll is empty). However, under Settings -> General -> Usage -> Manage Storage, it reports that 1.9 GB ...
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Phone shows 11 gb is used while only a little over 1 gb is used?

I added all up all of the usage data on my iphone 5s(16gb) and it came up to a little over 1gb, while it says 11 gb is used, with only 1.7 gb is free.
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How to release storage used for Backup? [duplicate]

My mac pro only has 13GB left, with more than 24GB are backups, how can I release these space?
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How to calculate the amount of space that iCloud Photo Library would take up?

I recently got the OS X 10.10.3 update, which got me Photos for OS X and the opportunity to use iCloud Photo Library. However, I'm a little worried about maxing out my iCloud storage if I upload every ...
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Is there a way to manually repair a CoreStorage volume?

I was playing around with CoreStorage on a test disk and used the undocumented commands cs addDisk and cs removeDisk. The addDisk command worked just fine and was able to expand a logical volume ...
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Wrong photo count

My iPad mini says I have 1701 photos. I deleted all except maybe a hundred. Ipad still says I have 1701 photos. Where they at. Tried everything. Checked forums and they have same problem. What good is ...
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Secure iCloud storage for years in advance

Apple are most expeditious when reverting paid iCloud storage accounts when billing fails: data are deleted indiscriminately within 15 days of payment failure. The monthly fees for upgraded iCloud ...
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11.1 GB of “OTHER” out of nowhere? [duplicate]

I've had an iPhone 4S for about 1.5 years now. I have never had a problem taking tons of videos and pictures until now. Out of nowhere it says "can not record" because storage is full. I'm like "what, ...
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How to delete invisible photos and videos from iPad?

MF519LL/A, iOS 8.1.3 General -> About -> Photos = 700 photos General -> Usage -> Manage Storage -> Photos & Camera = 900 MB Open Photos app. No photos or videos in any folder (Photos and ...
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Storage shows more space used than actually used [duplicate]

I got my Mac 2 days ago and installed a few softwares, Xcode, Android Studio and stuff. Today I noticed my Storage as this: 17GB of Apps might be there but I dont have any Audio/Photos! Where is ...
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iCloud Drive and external hard drives

I have just added a second hard drive to my mac mini and would love to use the new partition to store files on iCloud Drive. Since they are on the cloud, it would clear some room on my back up. Is ...
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Out of storage space in X11 app

I have a app that runs in X11 and it seems to be ok except that I get out of space issues even though I have plenty of space on my home drive. Is there some setting or way to increase this? Please ...
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If I'm storing music and movies in iTunes, does it free up space on my Mac?

My Macbook has 250 GB hard drive but I'm at 220 GB of movies and music. If I transfer those files from my Mac to iTunes will if free up space on my Mac?
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Does the Mail app store the email on the storage drive?

I bought a new Macbook pro the other day and I set up my mail account on it. It started syncing mail from about two years ago. I was worried that it might be storing mails on the storage disk and ...
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More apps on iPhone 5c ios8 but a lot more storage no apps iPad Air ios 7 no storage?

I have been trying like most to make room on my 16GB iPad Air to get ios 8. Have have no apps on it except what came with it, no music, no videos, and only about 1000 photos. I was able to delete some ...
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When Does the “Storage Almost Full” Message Appear?

I am trying to find what causes the "Storage Almost Full" message to appear on iOS. For example, is it: Less than a specific number of Mb of storage is available (if so, how many Mb?) Less than a ...
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Transfering old photos in the cloud off my phone

I linked my iPhone to my account in hopes of transferring the photos off of my phone to free up space. What happened was four years of photos transferred to my phone and it will not let me transfer ...
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How to locate “other” files on an Imac [duplicate]

When I look at my available disk space on my imac it says ive used 700 gigs for "other" files. How do i find these files and delete them?
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Unknown backups on main hard drive

On my MacBook's 'About This Mac' pane there is a section that is taking up a lot of storage it is titled 'Backups'. Now I do use a Time Capsule but I don't know why it would be labeled under my ...
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Do cheap iPad Lightning to USB camera adapters work?

Do cheap iPad lightning to USB adapters (from websites such as eBay) work or can a get a genuine Apple adapter for a lower price somewhere? I do not want to pay at least $39 AUD for one. My iPad mini ...
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Weird free spaces estimation

On my MacBook Pro Retina late 2014 running OS X Yosemite, there's something weird going on. If i look at the storage tab in the "About my Mac" menu, I use only 67 gigabytes of storage but it says 151 ...
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My iPhone 4S says no storage available even though there should be space available

The first time I got the message, I was willing to believe I just needed to free up some space, so I uploaded all my photos and cleared them off of my phone and deleted a few apps I no longer use, ...
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iPhone 6 won't store emails

My iPhone 6 running of iOS 8.1.2 won't store all my flagged emails, 5 and only seems to remember 3 out of the 5. Until you actually search for the emails it can't be found by looking through inbox or ...
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Is there a way to connect a SAS to an iMac 2011?

I am searching for an accurate way to start using storage tape drives for backing up my data. The only people I know of using tape drives on Macs are Mac Pro users. I'm an iMac user (2011, 27") and ...
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Removing Podcasts Documents and Data

I've had issues with the stock iOS podcast app for a while now- syncing was broken, it kept crashing while downloading, etc etc. I decided to move to Downcast. Anyways, after deleting all my podcast ...
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Target Disk Mode & SMART

This Question - Getting loads of Open error 5's when using Terminal to repair permissions - raises the question, Does mounting a drive in Target Disk Mode bypass SMART, preventing any lockout if ...
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iPhone shows 1.3GB of photos but I don't have any [closed]

My iPhone 4S shows that I have 1.3GB of photos but I don't have any. How to empty this amount of space and make it available? I go to "settings" -> "general" -> "usage" -> "manage storage" and then ...
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Music is taking up all my iPhone 5 storage

My storage is almost all used up and I cant update software or take pictures. It looks like Music is taking up aLOT of space. How can I make sure that if I delete off phone it doesn't delate on ...
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What is Microsoft Basic Data and why is it taking up space on my hardrive?

I just realized that there is a huge amount of space on my macbook being taken up by something called Microsoft Basic Data. I used ~$ diskutil list and it shows me this: I did install windows with ...
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Keep iPhone images on cloud only

In order to conserve space locally I'd like to delete local versions of my photos and keep them entirely in the cloud (or only keep the latest week or so on my phone).
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Why does iTunes and my iPhone not agree on how much free space I have on my iPhone?

Ok so I have a 32gb iPhone 4s that is updated all the way. When I plug it into my computer (PC) and run iTunes it (iTune) will tell me that I have a ton of free space on my phone howeer, when I look ...
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Option to use airport express with 1 terrabyte harddrive for dropbox equivalent

I have an airport express with a 1 terrabyte harddrive, obviously this airport is connected to the internet and in the next month our house will be conected to the optic fibre network giving us 200 ...
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500gb take up space on my HD, but don't belong to any visible file or folder

I've got a problem: 500gb take up space on my HD, but don't belong to any visible file or folder. This may have something to do with a disk image of 500gb I created and deleted some time ago. Is there ...
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Make macbook store apps on one hard drive and data on another

I just replaced my optical drive in my 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with my old 500GB hard drive that used to be in the HDD bay and placed a new SSD in the HDD bay. Now i have 256 GB of SSD storage which ...
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Can I delete things safely from ~/Library?

I am running out of storage space on my 2011 MacBook Air. I was thinking I should clean up before I contemplate adding more storage. I notice though, that while I have ~30 GB in ~/Documents, ~2 in ...
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Cannot locate 173 GB backups on hard drive

About my Mac Storage states that I have used 173 GB of my hard drive in backups. Where are these? My iPhoto library disappeared, and I have been unable to restore through Time Machine because it ...