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See http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/180313/54484 The files were not duplicated, rather additional hard links were created. The data exists once, and each hard link is simply a pointer to that data on the hard drive. Deleting one library will not recover any significant space, because hard links to the same data still exist. Finder shows the size for each ...


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I think ... That's a bad beginning. You need to know what you did. I hit create library, and all my photos were deleted and I was redirected to iPhoto's introduction page When you entered a name, did it ask "___ exists. Replace?" ...go to iPhoto on Finder... the names of the folders I have are: _CodeSignature, _MASReceipt, Frameworks, MacOS, ...


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The easiest way to test this is to back up one of the library files onto an external drive, then delete it off the main drive. Then look at whether your disk usage went down or not. In my case, I like Photos, and am done with iPhoto. However, if hard links are used, I am worried the new Photos library will break when the old iPhoto library is deleted. I ...


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If you work hard to clean up your photos after switching to the photos app, or tell iCloud photos to optimize disk usage, then your disk usage will actually go up, because the iPhoto library will still point to the old files, and they will not be deleted from the drive until you delete the old iPhoto library. I was just working on a Macbook Air that had a ...


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The 3rd party software may scan the raw data for photo files and identify them by whatever signature it may find (JPEG or other). Mac OS X doesn't come with that feature since it naturally assumes the file system will work correctly and it does everything thru the file system. Data recovery software just isn't a standard feature of an operating system. ...



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