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Does delete from iPhoto delete from hdd?

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#1 MaryBet82


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

I just accidentally imported a lot of pictures into iPhoto that I don't want there. Per iPhoto help it sounds like the trash bin for iPhoto is different than the regular trash and when I click the trash icon in iPhoto it looks empty and I have files in my regular trash bin. Help doesn't say specifically, tho, that deleting from iPhoto doesn't also delete from the hdd.

Can I delete from iPhoto w/out deleting from the hdd? If not, how do I remove unwanted pics from iPhoto?

I deleted a pic I didn't mind deleting from the hdd and then emptied iPhoto trash and the pic stayed on my hdd. This may or may not be because my iPhoto preferences have Copy Items to the iPhoto Library checked on the Advanced Tab.

Edited by MaryBet82, 12 December 2010 - 08:42 PM.

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#2 Buddyme2


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Posted 12 December 2010 - 11:57 PM

Delete and empty the trash from iPhoto all you want, the photos that were copied from the HDD won't be deleted unless you delete them.

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