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BrandyDWade
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Hello!  I use a 2015 MacBook Pro with 128 GB storage.  I am constantly running out of storage.  I back up and delete photos as soon as I am no longer using them.  I empty my trash.  Right now, I can only account for 3 - 4 GB of photos on my laptop, but my storage monitor says that I am storing 60.45 GB of photos!  Am I missing something?

 

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Do you run multiple logins on this Mac? If so, photos might be taking up space in another profile. I would download and use this program, Disk Inventory X:

http://www.derlien.com/

It gives you a graphical snapshot of your HD by color. The bigger the color-blob, the more space on the HD the files are taking up. You can click on the various colors and see exactly which file is in that location.

Also, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing a program called "CleanMyMac" and run it weekly. Here is a link with a coupon code applied:

http://macpaw.com/store/cleanmymac?coupon=ACTIONOVER12

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I'm also wondering, are you using Apple's iPhoto or the new program called "Photos?" If so, I'll bet you that's where they are hiding. You see, those programs import photos automatically, unless you tell it not to, and stick them in a catalog. You never see the individual photos on the HD. It's just a big catalog file.

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