I am using Lightroom 5 on a MacBook Pro running Yosemite , and with a 750gb hard drive. As I am getting low in disc space (88gb), I thought the best thing to do would be to delete most of my photos (backed up on an external drive with Time Machine) and also delete catalogue back ups. So I did this. And emptied the trash. Now when I check my HD storage space that my photos take up 1.5gb and something called Backups is taking up 601gb - up by over 200gb since doing the deletions.
SO is this something Lightroom is doing or does the problem lie with Yosemite? And how do I fix this ?
This is the completely Stupid Auto Time Machine local snapshot files that are created that can't be used for anything useful. To get rid of them go into Time Machine, it is in the system preferences, and turn off Time Machine. Those Auto backups on the local, internal, drive will be deleted. If you use Time Machine you can turn it back on to do your normal backups to an external drive.
See this webpage for details.
A million thanks!!!!!'
it just took a few seconds to free up over 600gbs of HD space!!!!
Yeah this is one of the most annoying features of OS X on a Mac notebook. One of the reasons I dumped Apple products and will never buy another.