Memory didn't return after deleting photos/videos


PNoah

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I removed over 600 photos and 300 videos from Photo library and did not get memory back on hard drive. After
deleting photos from Recently deleted photos no memory returned.
 
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Hello and welcome.

A few trouble shooting questions for you:
-Which model Mac?
-Which version of OS X/macOS?
-Which version of Photos?
-Are you using iCloud Photo Library?
-Did you try restarting your Mac to see if the free space increases?
-After deleting the photos from Recently deleted, did they appear in the Trash?

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If you right click on the drive, then click 'Manage Storage' you can see the space that is taken up by app data and sort out accordingly.
 

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Hello and welcome.

A few trouble shooting questions for you:
-Which model Mac?
-Which version of OS X/macOS?
-Which version of Photos?
-Are you using iCloud Photo Library?
-Did you try restarting your Mac to see if the free space increases?
-After deleting the photos from Recently deleted, did they appear in the Trash?

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Thanks for response. 2009 Mac running El Capitan with photos. I looked for trash
in the photo library and didn't find it like I did with iphoto. The photos did not go
to the trash at the bottom of screen and I don't know where to find the trash in
Photos.
 

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Thanks for response. 2009 Mac running El Capitan with photos. I looked for trash
in the photo library and didn't find it like I did with iphoto. The photos did not go
to the trash at the bottom of screen and I don't know where to find the trash in
Photos.
Not using icloud for photos.
 

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No worries.

The trash in Photos is the Recently Deleted album. Emptying it is when you permanently deleted the photos from the Recently Deleted album.

How much free space do you have currently?

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No worries.

The trash in Photos is the Recently Deleted album. Emptying it is when you permanently deleted the photos from the Recently Deleted album.

How much free space do you have currently?

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I emptied recently deleted and have the same 4.65gb that I had at beginning. I had transferred photos and videos to external he.
 
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OK...does the Photos Library reside on the external, or your internal drive? If on the external, deleting photos/videos with gain free space on the external, not the internal. Is the external the one with only 4.65 GB free space?

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