macos – Is Mac Pictures utilizing more room than it wants?

I’ve a MacBook with 500GB inner storage, 1TB exterior SSD and I’d like to make sure the app is taking an applicable quantity of area for my utilization situation.

I exploit iCloud Pictures, and have the library on the exterior drive. It downloads the originals.

First the scenario was this:


Exterior drive:

  • Pictures Library: 600GB
  • Folder with different information: 150GB
  • Obtainable area (in line with ‘Get Data’): 200GB

Then, as a result of the exterior SSD was beginning to get fuller, I moved the folder with different information (150GB) to the Mac, and deleted it from the exterior drive. I additionally emptied the trash whereas the drive was linked.
After that I made some metadata adjustments to images within the Pictures Library, and I additionally added 1.5GB of images.

Now the scenario is that this:


  • Folder with different information: 150GB
  • 200GB free area left

Exterior drive:

  • Pictures Library: 610GB
  • Obtainable area on the drive (in line with ‘Get Data’): 10GB

Pictures says “Synching paused. Not sufficient native area.”

So, me desirous to make more room on the exterior drive (plus have this folder at all times obtainable on my Mac), induced Pictures to cease synching as a result of there may be not sufficient area. The Photograph’s Library (Get Data) is 610GB. There aren’t any different information on the drive, and all hidden folders are a number of KB or MB.

I feel I have to do one thing to get again the area with out creating a brand new Pictures library that downloads all images from iCloud.

Additionally, I’ve the 2TB iCloud subscription, of which over 1TB remains to be obtainable. The used area is taken by Pictures Library and some hundred GB of different information.

I scanned the drive with GrandPerspective. There’s 310GB “miscellaneous used area”

Additionally, my MacOS model is Ventura 13.5. Pictures model is 8.0.

By my math, How can I perceive what’s taking about 380GB of area domestically on my Mac?

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