Sunday, August 15, 2010

The hidden ever growing iTunes photo cache bug

There's a design flaw/bug in iTunes. When it syncs photos to an iPod or iOS device it creates a photo cache folder. That folder never shrinks, it only grows.

That's merely annoying on the desktop, but it does the same thing in iPhoto. To purge the cache you have to delete it, which requires opening the iPhoto image Package..;
iTunes: Photo sync creates iPod Photo Cache folder
... Control-click the iPhoto Library file and choose Show Package Contents from the shortcut menu.
In the iPhoto Library window, locate the iPod Photo Cache folder and drag it to the Trash...
My hidden iPhoto cache was 1.5 GB.

How exceedingly annoying. 

1 comment:

Scott said...

Thanks for the tip! You just saved me 16.24 GB!!!!!