OS X Photos Library Clean Up – Update

This is an update to my last post about merging my OS X Photos Library to iCloud Photos Library.

After uploading close to 30,000 items to iCloud Photo Library, my local disk space usage was at about 90%. I was importing all those photos into my local Photos library for uploading to iCloud and those are taking up massive space. While I have chosen to ‘Optimize Mac Storage‘, I couldn’t find a way to delete the local copies that had been uploaded.

Turning on iCloud Photos Library
Optimize Mac Storage

Well, I decided to do something drastic. I deleted the entire Photos Library. :) I figured that would clean up my entire Photos Library and free up disk space.

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So after the whole process, an additional 70GB of space has been recovered on my local hard disk.

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