Lightroom only sends the files to the trash. You have to delete the trash to recover disk space
Thank you for your response. I have been researching this for hours. I do send them to trash and then empty the trash. When I noticed the space was not opening I started restarting the computer after emptying the trash and it still remains the same. I had 28MB free space when I started and 28MB free space after deleting from disk (and then emptying trash) about 750 raw files..
Are you sure you are looking at the drive which has (had) the photos you deleted?
Were you able to see them in the trash before you emptied it? (if too late, maybe take a look next time..).
PS - 28MB does not sound right. Maybe 28GB?
You are right. It was GB not MB. I am sure the disk I am looking at is the correct one. I go to the apple, about this mac, more info, storage. Unfortunately I just hit empty trash over and over without looking to see if the files made it in. It has always cleared space before so I assumed it would this time. I do think they made it as I always heard the sound of the trash clearing but I did not actually look for the files first.
I did a lot of research yesterday as to what could be going on and found an article that said time machine backs up locally on my HD and if I want space I can disable that. I found the folder with the back ups and saw there were many. I followed the tutorial online and disabled the back ups and now the folder is gone so you would think- more space. Not one single GB was returned.
I ended up erasing music and photos from iPhoto and a few movies and space cleared when I did those things. Still wondering what happened and want the other space back. 750 raw files is a lot of space, or should be.
Wondering if there is some back up to the back up somewhere.....
Thanks for responding .. I will take all input I can get!